Friday, September 24, 2010

22 Quotes from St. Therese - Day 15

Considering the mystical body of the Church, I had not recognized myself in any of the members described by St. Paul, or rather, I wanted to recognize myself in all of them. . . Charity gave me the key to my vocation. I understood that if the Church had a body composed of different members [1 Cor 12:12], it was not missing the most necessary, the most noble of all: I understood that the Church had a heart, and that this heart was burning with Love. I understood that Love alone can cause the members of the Church to act . . . Then in the excess of my delirious joy, I cried out, "Oh Jesus, my Love. . . I have finally found my vocation: My vocation is Love!" - St. Therese

From The Story of a Soul: A New Translation (Living Library)

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