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Prayer 16 from Therese of Lisieux

[To the Holy Face]

 

I am the Jesus of Thérèse

O Adorable Face of Jesus, the only Beauty that capti­vates my heart, deign to imprint in me your Divine Like­ness so that you may not behold the soul 5 of your little bride without seeing Yourself in her.

O my Beloved, for love of you, I accept not seeing here below the gentleness of your Look nor feeling the ineffable kiss of your Mouth, but I beg you to inflame me with your love so that 10 it may consume me rapidly and soon bring me into your presence:

Thérèse of the Holy Face.

 

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