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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Dreaming

Alas, instead of entertaining foolish dreams of creatures, would I have flown straight to You, O my God, like my little Therese. For You also dream of creatures...but You do not dream as we do...You dream of the creature in order to deify it, and sometimes--O Mystery--You dream of it to make it Your spouse! And this is the dream of love that has been realized in me.
Marie Martin, sister of the "The Little Flower," St. Therese.

3 Comments:

Blogger Moneybags said...

Very nice quotation. I didn't know that St. Therese had a sister, so this post was also very enlightening.

12:37 PM  
Blogger billathts said...

Therese actually had 4 sisters that survived infancy (2 brothers and another sister, all older than she) and three of her sisters, Marie, Pauline and Celine all were nuns with her at Carmel. Pauline was the Prioress at the time of Therese's death. Another sister, Leonie was not a nun.

6:48 PM  
Blogger billathts said...

oops, Leonie did eventually enter a convent after Mr. Martin died. sorry for the mistake.

6:28 AM  

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