110+ Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Prayer, Eucharist And Suffering

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  1. The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
  2. Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.
  3. Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity.
  4. Above the clouds the sky is always blue.
  5. You know well that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.
  6. Perfect love means putting up with other peoples shortcomings, feeling no surprise at their weaknesses, finding encouragement even in the slightest evidence of good qualities in them.
  7. If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.
  8. The loveliest materpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother.
  9. If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future.
  10. A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.

Therese Of Lisieux Short Quotes

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  • Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.
  • As the sun shines both on the cedar and the smallest flower, so the Divine sun illumines each soul.
  • Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.
  • If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.
  • I want to shine like a little candle before His altar.
  • Discouragement itself is a form of pride.
  • How happy I am to see myself as imperfect and to be in need of God's mercy.
  • You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.
  • (Her last words) Oh! I love Him! My God, I love You!
  • Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.

Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Love

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Prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trail as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus. — Therese of Lisieux

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. — Therese of Lisieux

Love is a universe of its own, comprising all time and space. — Therese of Lisieux

For me, prayer means launching out of the heart towards God; it means lifting up one's eyes, quite simply, to heaven, a cry of grateful love, from the crest of joy or the trough of despair; it's a vast, supernatural force which opens out my heart, and binds me close to Jesus. — Therese of Lisieux

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love. — Therese of Lisieux

Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you- for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart... don't listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love. — Therese of Lisieux

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. — Therese of Lisieux

How can the good God Who loves us so much, be happy when we suffer? Never does our suffering make Him happy; but it is necessary for us, and so He sends it to us while, as it were, turning away His Face. . . I assure you that it costs Him dearly to fill us with bitterness. — Therese of Lisieux

I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul. — Therese of Lisieux

For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever. — Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Prayer

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Frequently, only silence can express my prayer. — Therese of Lisieux

For me, prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance towards heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy. — Therese of Lisieux

Prayer and sacrifice can touch souls better than words. — Therese of Lisieux

Prayer for me is an updward leap of the heart — Therese of Lisieux

My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words, I know it by experience. — Therese of Lisieux

Look at Him while He is looking at you. — Therese of Lisieux

It has a supernatural grandeur which expands the soul and unites it with God. I say an Our Father or a Hail Mary when I feel so spiritually barren that I cannot summon up a single worth while thought. These two prayers fill me with rapture and feed and satisfy my soul. — Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Eucharist

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Receive Communion often, very often...there you have the sole remedy, if you want to be cured. Jesus has not put this attraction in your heart for nothing. — Therese of Lisieux

The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us - that is all He asks. — Therese of Lisieux

It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight. — Therese of Lisieux

By our little acts of charity practiced in the shade we convert souls far away, we help missionaries, we win for them abundant alms; and by that means build actual dwellings spiritual and material for our Eucharistic Lord. — Therese of Lisieux

How I loved the feasts!.... I especially loved the processions in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. What a joy it was for me to throw flowers beneath the feet of God!... I was never so happy as when I saw my roses touch the sacred Monstrance. — Therese of Lisieux

You must open a little, or rather raise on high your corolla so that the Bread of Angels may come as divine dew to strengthen you, and to give you all that is wanting to you. — Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Suffering

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Suffering is the very best gift He has to give us. He gives it only to His chosen friends. — Therese of Lisieux

True charity consists in putting up with all one's neighbors fault's; never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues. — Therese of Lisieux

Life is only a dream: soon, we shall awaken. And what joy! The greater our sufferings, the more limitless our glory. Oh! do not let us waste the trial Jesus sends. — Therese of Lisieux

God would turn the world around to find suffering in order to give it to a soul upon whom He has set His Divine gaze with ineffable love. — Therese of Lisieux

Time is but a shadow, a dream; already God sees us in glory and takes joy in our eternal beatitude. How this thought helps my soul! I understand then why He lets us suffer. — Therese of Lisieux

When we are expecting only suffering, the least joy surprises us: Suffering itself becomes the greatest of joys when we seek it as a precious treasure. — Therese of Lisieux

In spite of this trial, which takes all enjoyment from me, I can never the less, cry out, 'Lord, you fill me with joy in all that you do. For is there a joy greater than to suffer for love?' — Therese of Lisieux

The morrow of this day will be eternity; then Jesus will return you a hundred fold the lovely, rightful joys that you are sacrificing for him. — Therese of Lisieux

Why should we defend ourselves when we are misunderstood and misjudged? Let us leave that aside. Let us not say anything. It is so sweet to let others judge us in any way they like. O blessed silence, which gives so much peace to the soul! — Therese of Lisieux

I prefer to be accused unjustly, for then I have nothing to reproach myself with, and joyfully offer this to the good Lord. Then I humble myself at the thought that I am indeed capable of doing the thing of which I have been accused. — Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux Quotes On Mary

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In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear. — Therese of Lisieux

In that first 'fusion' with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul. — Therese of Lisieux

What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? — Therese of Lisieux

She is more Mother than Queen. — Therese of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Trying to do good to people without God's help is no easier than making the sun shine at midnight. You discover that you've got to abandon all your own preferences, your own bright ideas, and guide souls along the road our Lord has marked out for them. You mustn't coerce them into some path of your own choosing. — Therese of Lisieux

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. — Therese of Lisieux

We must do everything we are obliged to do; give without reckoning, practice virtue whenever opportunity offers, constantly overcome ourselves, prove our love by all the little acts of tenderness and consideration we can muster. In a word, we must produce all the good works that lie within our strength - out of love for God. — Therese of Lisieux

And it is the Lord, it is Jesus, Who is my judge. Therefore I will try always to think leniently of others, that He may judge me leniently, or rather not at all, since He says: "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. — Therese of Lisieux

Jesus needs neither books nor Doctors of Divinity in order to instruct souls; He, the Doctor of Doctors, He teaches without noise of words. — Therese of Lisieux

When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future. — Therese of Lisieux

He has created the poor savage with no guide but natural law, and it is to their hearts that He deigns to stoop. They are His wild flowers whose homeliness delights Him. — Therese of Lisieux

You heard me, only Friend whom I love. To ravish my heart, you became man. You shed your blood, what a supreme mystery!... And you still live for me on the Altar. If I cannot see the brilliance of your Face Or hear your sweet voice, O my God, I can live by your grace, I can rest on your Sacred Heart! — Therese of Lisieux

What offends Him and what wounds His Heart is the lack of confidence...Your heart is made to love Jesus, to love Him passionately...We have only the short moments of our life to love Jesus! — Therese of Lisieux

Do not fear to tell Jesus that you love Him even without feeling it. That is the way to force Jesus to help you, to carry you like a little child too feeble to walk. — Therese of Lisieux

Holiness is a disposition of the heart that makes us humble and little in the arms of God, aware of our weakness, and confident - in the most audacious way - in His Fatherly goodness. — Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus! on this day, you have fulfilled all my desires. From now on, near the Eucharist, I shall be able To sacrifice myself in silence, to wait for Heaven in peace. Keeping myself open to the rays of the Divine Host, In this furnace of love, I shall be consumed, And like a seraphim, Lord, I shall love You. — Therese of Lisieux

the storm thunders at my heart; I find it difficult to believe in the existence of anything except the clouds which limit my horizon. — Therese of Lisieux

I would prefer a thousand times to receive reproofs than to give them to others. — Therese of Lisieux

The country in which I live is not my native country, that lies elsewhere, and it must always be the center of my longings. — Therese of Lisieux

I also understood that God's love shows itself just as well in the simplest soul which puts up no resistance to His grace as it does in the loftiest soul. — Therese of Lisieux

It is love alone that counts. — Therese of Lisieux

At last there dawned the most beautiful day of all the days of my life. How perfectly I remember even the smallest details of those sacred hours! The joyful awakening, the reverent and tender embraces of my mistresses and older companions, the room filled with white frocks, like so many snowflakes, where each child was dressed in turn. — Therese of Lisieux

The good God would not inspire unattainable desires. — Therese of Lisieux

nobody is a good judge in his own cause! — Therese of Lisieux

Heaven for me is hidden in a little Host Where Jesus, my Spouse, is veiled for love. I go to that Divine Furnace to draw out life, And there my Sweet Saviour listens to me night and day. — Therese of Lisieux

My director, Jesus, does not teach me to count my acts, but to do everything for love, to refuse Him nothing, to be pleased when He gives me a chance to prove to Him that I love Him - but all this in peace - in abandonment. — Therese of Lisieux

Look at His adorable face. Look at His glazed and sunken eyes. Look at His wounds. Look Jesus in the Face. There, you will see how He loves us. — Therese of Lisieux

It is only love which makes us acceptable to God. — Therese of Lisieux

(Whispered to a novice while standing in front of the convent library) Oh! I would have been sorry to have read all those books...If I had read them, I would have broken my head, and I would have wasted precious time that I could have employed very simply in loving God. — Therese of Lisieux

Nothing's done well when it's done out of self-interest. — Therese of Lisieux

Go often to Holy Communion. Go very often! This is your one remedy. — Therese of Lisieux

I say nothing to him I love him — Therese of Lisieux

I am simply content to find myself always imperfect, and in this I find my joy. Good deeds count as nothing, if done without love. — Therese of Lisieux

He is not far off; He is there, very close. He is looking at us, and He is begging this sorrow, this agony from us. He needs it for souls and for our soul... Alas, it does pain Him to give us sorrows to drink, but He knows this is the only means of preparing us to know Him as He knows Himself and to become God's ourselves. — Therese of Lisieux

In Heaven the good God will do all I wish, because I have never done my own will upon earth. — Therese of Lisieux

God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint. — Therese of Lisieux

No harm can come to me since, in whatever happens, I see only the tender hand of Jesus. — Therese of Lisieux

If I am despised by the world, If it considers me as nothing, A divine peace flood me. For I have the Host as my support. When I draw near the ciborium, All my sighs are heard... To be nothing is my glory. I am the atom of Jesus. — Therese of Lisieux

I am convinced that one should tell one's spiritual director if one has a great desire for Communion, for Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium; He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell. — Therese of Lisieux

i can nourish myself on nothing but truth — Therese of Lisieux

Sufferings gladly borne for others convert more people than sermons. — Therese of Lisieux

When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth. — Therese of Lisieux

I will send a shower of roses. — Therese of Lisieux

Let us rise above the things that pass away. Up above, the air is so pure. Jesus can hide Himself but we will find Him there. — Therese of Lisieux

Life passes. Eternity comes to meet us with great strides. Soon we shall be living with the very life of Jesus. Having drunk deep at the source of all bitterness, we shall be deified in the very source of all joys, of all delights. — Therese of Lisieux

He does not call those who are worthy, but those whom He wills. — Therese of Lisieux

He longs to give us a magnificent reward. He knows that suffering is the only means of preparing us to know Him as He knows Himself, and to become ourselves divine. — Therese of Lisieux

Perfection consists in doing His will, in being that which He wants us to be. — Therese of Lisieux

Silence does good to the soul. — Therese of Lisieux

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals,or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case. — Therese of Lisieux

I realized that to become a saint one must suffer a great deal, always seek what is best, and forget oneself. — Therese of Lisieux

When Charity is deeply rooted in the soul it shows itself exteriorly: there is so gracious a way of refusing what we cannot give, that the refusal pleases as much as the gift. — Therese of Lisieux

I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. — Therese of Lisieux

Even now I know it: yes, all my hopes will be fulfilled... yes... the Lord will work wonders for me which will surpass infinitely my immeasurable desires. — Therese of Lisieux

Jesus makes the bitterest mouthful taste sweet. — Therese of Lisieux

the more one advances, the more one sees the goal is still far off. And now I am simply resigned to see myself always imperfect and in this I find my joy. — Therese of Lisieux

Trials help us detach ourselves from the earth; they make us look higher than this world. — Therese of Lisieux

He [Jesus] has no need of our works but only of our love. — Therese of Lisieux

I'm suffering very much, but am I suffering very well? That's the point! — Therese of Lisieux

It is my weakness that gives me all my strength. — Therese of Lisieux

Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person. — Therese of Lisieux

Life Lessons by Therese of Lisieux

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  1. Therese of Lisieux taught us to live a life of humility, selflessness and charity, no matter our station in life.
  2. She also showed us that it is possible to find joy and peace in the small moments of everyday life.
  3. Her work serves as an example of how to live a life of faith and devotion to God.

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