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PN 29

 



J. M. J. T.

 

To our dear little Sister Marie of the Trinity
and of the Holy Face. 

 

 

 

 

 

1 O dear Sister! how sweet it is for us
To sing on this radiant day,
The most beautiful day of your life,
When you are united to the King of Heaven.
 
2 This morning your exiled soul
Was clothed in splendor,
In immaculate attire,
As you sacrificed yourself for the Lord.
 
3 Once the Blessed Trinity,
Gazing upon your soul,
Marked you with his Flame
And revealed his beauty to you.
 
4 Contemplating the Divine Face,
You felt the desire
To scorn all passing things,
Everything that must soon come to an end.
 
5 Fearing the world's flood,
You called on Heaven.
It helped you find refuge
In the blessed ark of Carmel.
 
6 But alas! poor fugitive,
You had to leave the ark.
 Like the doleful dove,
For a long time you had to moan.
 
7 The green foliage of the olive tree
Finally caught your eye.
It pointed out the shade
Of the little Carmel of Lisieux.
 
8 Immediately overcoming distance
You came among us,
Seeking the lowest place,
Wanting to suffer, wanting to love!...
 
9 Jesus, in sacrificing Himself,
Told us on his last day:
'There is no greater love
Than to give one's life for those one loves."
 
10 Your heart was all inflamed
At this blessed word.
You gave life for life
To Jesus your Beloved.
 
11 Now, happy victim
Who sacrifice yourself to Love,
Taste the joy, the intimate peace
Of sacrificing yourself each day.
 
12 Your soul longs for Love.
That is your shining star.
Love will be your martyrdom.
Love will open the Heavens for you.

(To our Mother)

13 O dear Mother, it is because of you
That this morning we saw
This white, new host
Sacrifice herself to our Divine Lamb.
 
14 This host will be your glory.
Jesus will make her shine
In the mysterious ciborium
That your heart knew how to fill.

 

 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

 
 
 

 

Remembrance of April 30, 1896

 

 

 

 

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datation: April 30, 1896

addressee: Marie de la Trinité