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10 St. Therese Quotes to Fill Your Heart with Love for God & Neighbor

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Below are ten St. Therese quotes that are sure to fill your heart with love for God and neighbor!

St. Therese de Lisieux (1873-1897), also called the “Little Flower” is loved by millions of people today because of her “little way.”

The “little way,” in a nutshell, is a simple approach to the spiritual life that focuses on doing little things with great love.

St. Therese understood that she was not meant to be a “Great Saint,” like St. Teresa of Avila, and she was okay with that. She was focused on doing even the little things, with great love for God.

Little did she know that she would, in fact, become, not only a great Saint but a Doctor of the Church!

May her life continue to inspire us to greater holiness.

13 St. Therese Quotes

1) The Overwhelming Love of Christ

“Jesus, it seems to me you could not have overwhelmed a soul with more love than you have poured out on mine.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quote

2) Our Desire Should be to Make Christ Loved

If God should take me soon to Himself, I ask you to continue each day this same prayer, for in Heaven my desire will be the same as upon earth; to love Jesus and to make Him loved.”

~Letter to Her Missionary Brothers

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3) A Kindly Smile

A word, a kindly smile, will often suffice to gladden a wounded and sorrowful heart.

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

4) On Happiness

“I learned from experience that joy does not reside in the things about us, but in the very depths of the soul, that one can have it in the gloom of a dungeon as well as in the palace of a king.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

5) It’s Okay to Be a Little Saint

“It pleases Him to create great Saints, who may be compared with the lilies or the rose; but He has also created little ones, who must be content to be daisies or violets, nestling at His feet to delight His eyes when He should choose to look at them. The happier they are to be as He wills, the more perfect they are.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

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6) Unless We Become Like Little Children, We Will Never Enter Heaven

“Jesus has chosen to show me the only way which leads to the Divine Furnace of love; it is the way of childlike self-surrender, the way of a child who sleeps, afraid of nothing, in its father’s arms.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

7) On Good Deeds

“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

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8) On Sacrifice

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

9) On Truth

Our Lord poured in the light of truth, which shines far brighter than the shadowy light of earthly pleasures. I would not exchange the ten minutes spent upon my act of charity for a thousand years of such worldly delights.

~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

10) On Mother Mary

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”

~~St. Therese de Lisieux Quotes

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