PN 16

You have hidden me forever in your Face!...
I have come to sing the inexpressible grace
Of having suffered... of having born the Cross...
For a long time I have drunk from the chalice of tears.
I have shared your cup of sorrows,
And I have understood that suffering has its charms,
That by the Cross we save sinners.
It is by the Cross that my ennobled soul
Has seen a new horizon revealed.
Under the rays of your Blessed Face,
My weak heart has been raised up very high.
My Beloved, your sweet voice calls me:
"Come," you said to me, "already the winter has fled.
A new season is beginning for you.
At last day is taking the place of night.
Raise your eyes to your Holy Homeland,
And on thrones of honor you will see
A beloved Father... a dear Mother
To whom you owe your immense happiness!.
Your life will pass like an instant.
On Carmel we are very near Heaven.
My beloved, my love has chosen you.
I have reserved a glorious throne for you!...."

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc


Song of Gratitude of
Jesus's Fiancée






See the music score


datation: February 5, 1895                     

addressee: Céline (Sr Geneviève)