“For me, prayer is the heart’s impulse, a simple gaze towards heaven.”
— Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
My Song of Today
Oh! how I love Thee, Jesus! my soul aspires to Thee –
And yet for one day only my simple prayer I pray!
Come reign within my heart, smile
tenderly on me,
Today, dear Lord, today.
But if I dare take thought of what the morrow brings –
That fills my fickle heart with dreary, dull dismay;
I crave, indeed, my God, trials and sufferings,
But only for today!
O sweetest Star of heaven!
O Virgin, spotless, blest,
Shining with Jesus’ light, guiding to Him my way!
O Mother! ‘neath thy veil let my tired spirit rest,
For this brief passing day!
Soon shall I fly afar among the holy choirs,
Then shall be mine the joy that never knows decay;
And then my lips shall sing, to heaven’s angelic lyres,
The eternal, glad today!
– Saint Teresa of Lisieux, June 1894
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, pray for us!
The Hands of St. Therese (Apostleship of Prayer)
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Bishop Robert Barron)
Therese de Lisieux from “Who Cares About The Saints?” with Fr. James Martin, S.J.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Franciscan Media)
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (CatholicSaints.info) – many resources
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (The Little Flower) – by Deacon Tom Bello, O.F.S.
Society of the Little Flower – daily reflections and resources of prayer
Audio: The Story of a Soul (LoyalBooks) – autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux