PN 13





1 I'm looking for a little girl who resembles
Jesus, my only lamb,
So I can keep them both Together in the same cradle.
2 An Angel from the Holy Homeland
Would be jealous of such happiness!...
But I give it to you, Marie.
The Child God will be your Spouse!...
3 It is you I have chosen
To be Jesus' sister.
Do you wish to keep Him company?...
You will rest on my heart....
4 I will hide you under the veil
Where the King of Heaven takes refuge.
From now on my Son will be the only star
That shines for you.
5 But to shelter you always
Under my veil beside Jesus,
You must stay little,
Adorned with childlike virtues.
6 I want sweetness and purity
To shine on your brow,
But the virtue that I give you
Above all is Simplicity.
7 God, Unique in three persons,
Whom the angels, trembling, adore,
The Eternal One wants you to give Him
The simple name of Flower of the fields.
8 Like a white daisy
Always looking up to Heaven,
May you also be the simple little flower
Of the little Christmas Child!...
9  The world does not recognize the charms
Of the King who is exiled from Heaven.
Very often you will see tears Glistening in his sweet little eyes.
10 Forgetting your troubles
To gladden that Lovable Child,
You must bless your sweet chains
And sing softly!....
11  The all-powerful God Who calms the roaring sea,
Borrowing the features of childhood, 
Wants to become weak and little.
12 The uncreated Word of the Father
Who exiles himself for you here below,
My sweet Lamb, your little
Won’t speak to you, Marie!...
13 This silence is the first pledge
Of his inexpressible love. Understanding this silent language,
You will imitate him each day.
14 And if sometimes Jesus sleeps,
You will rest beside Him.
His Divine Heart that always keeps vigil
Will serve as your sweet support. 
15 Don’t worry, Marie, About each day’s duties,
For your task in this life Must only be: "Love!"
16 But if someone comes to find fault
That your works cannot be seen,
You can say, "I love much,
That is my wealth here below!..."
17 Jesus will weave your crown
If you only desire his love,
If your heart abandons itself in Him,
He will have you reign forever.
18 Invited by His sweet Glance
After the night of this life,
Your enraptured soul will fly
To Heaven without any delay!... 

Christmas night 1894

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

The Queen of Heaven to Her Beloved Child Marie of the Holy Face



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datation: Decembre 25, 1894

addressee: Céline – at that time "Marie de la Sainte Face"