LT 188 - To Sister Marie of the Trinity

LT 188 From Thérèse to Sister Marie of the Trinity.

May 7, 1896

(On the front)

Through Love, to suffer and to be despised.

(On the back)

Thoughts from Our Father St. John of the Cross.

The affection [for the creature] is purely spiritual if the love of God grows when it grows, or if the love of God is remembered as often as the affection is remembered, or if the affection gives the soul a desire for God—if by growing in one, the soul grows also in the other.

He who walks in the love of God seeks neither his own gain nor his reward, but only to lose all things and himself for God; and this loss he judges to be his gain.

In the evening of life, they will examine you on love. Learn then to love God as He wills to be loved and forget yourself.

Souvenir of May 7 of the year of grace 1896. Offered to dear lit­tle Sister Marie of the Trinity and of the Holy Face.


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