Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Saturday Meditations: St. Therese on the Love of the Blessed Virgin

"We know very well that the Blessed Virgin is Queen of Heaven and Earth, but she is more Mother than Queen; and we should not say, on account of her prerogatives, that she surpasses all the saints in glory just as the sun at his rising makes the stars disappear from sight. My God! How strange that would be! A mother who makes her children's glory vanish! I myself think just the contrary. I believe she'll increase the splendor of the elect very much.

The Blessed Virgin ... wasn't as fortunate as we are, since she didn't have a Blessed Virgin to love. And this is one more sweetness for us and one less sweetness for her!"
Last Conversation, pp. 161-62

O Mary, if I were the Queen of Heaven and you were Therese, I should like to be Therese in order to see you as Queen of Heaven.
last words written by St. Therese - Sept.6 1897

(Meditation taken from "Praying the Rosary With St. Therese" by Father Louis J Kolenkiewicz)

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