To all readers of this news, usual or occasional, my best wishes for Holy Christmas.
Jesus is the Lord, the Alpha and the Omega.
St. Therese came dressed in light, with a very nice diadem. As she was beautiful and kind!
Hugged me, kissed me in a quite long hug and told me:
- My Sister, wife of My Spouse and daughter of my Lord, have courage!
Great glory awaits you in heaven! What a beautiful crown made of your martyrdom!
Suffer with joy, you have my protection here on earth and I’ll meet you in the passage to eternity.
- St. Therese, my dear St. Therese, I trust on you, I count on your protection, love Jesus for me and Blessed Mother and the whole Trinity.
We had the sensation that in that room of pain something tremendously great and mysterious was happening: that the last moments had arrived for a victim who had been asked for a great reparation.
Standing next to her, I tried to give to her a little consolation by wetting her dry lips. I did not dare to speak to her, for fear of increasing her suffering (...)
She insistently asked that God take her quickly to Heaven: it was the only prayer worthy of her. (...) What an expression she had! Holy resignation to the will of God, but suffering to the point of terror, such suffering that a soul can only undergo with the grace and a great help of the Lord.
Since then I have an idea of what the Passion and Death of the Lord would have been. (...) Contemplating her most painful face, I seemed to hear the phrase of Jesus:
“Father, why have you abandoned me?”
Everything was consummated.
Speak, speak, my heart,
Say, at least in these lines, how much you desire to love your Jesus!
Speak, speak, my heart,
Tell your Jesus you only want Him, and only in Him do you want to rest!
Do not tire, do not stop speaking about love!
Love which is real love, true and pure love,
Cannot keep silent, cannot stop expressing itself.
It has to speak and be forever proving that it loves:
It loves day and night, it loves in pain and in joy, it loves in exaltation
And, if it is a truly pure love, it loves still more when it is mortified.
O love, how great and strong you are!
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