Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Flowers of My Desires and Good Will

A detail of a mosaic from the Lady altar in St. Michael's Cathedral.

If it is Your will that throughout my whole life, I would feel a repugnance to suffering and humiliation, or [if it is your will to] permit all the flowers of my desires and good will to fall to the ground without producing any fruit, I shall not be disturbed. In the twinkling of an eye, at the moment of death, You will cause rich fruits to ripen on the tree of my soul. 
               - St. Therese of the Child Jesus

1 comment:

  1. flores apparuerunt in terra, tempus putationis advenit, vox turturis audita est in terra nostra...
    capite nobis vulpes, vulpes parvulas quae demoliuntur vineas, nam vinea nostra floruit.