St. Therese’s Wisdom: Spirituality of Everyday Life

St. Therese's Pearls of Wisdom: Spirituality  of Everyday Life

Taken from “Pearls of Wisdom” by M. Susan Lautenbach

Jesus has no need of books or teachers to instruct souls; He teaches without the noise of words. Never have I heard him speak, but I feel he is within me at each moment.

He is guiding and inspiring me with what I must say and do. I find, just when I need them, certain lights that I had not seen until then, and it isn’t most frequently during the hours of prayer that these are most abundant, but rather in the midst of my daily occupations.
-St. Therese of Lisieux

Our Prayer

Mystical Therese-
you embodied integration, in your ability to find the Holy
in the midst of everyday life.

God did not appear at the moment of prayer,
but was revealed in the gentle movements
of your “daily occupations.”

So often we separate and fragment the Divine light in our lives,
missing the shimmering presence of God ~
in the flowers and stars, in our work and our play,
in our friends and our families. Awaken the mystic within me.

Enlighten my heart that I also might recognize
the Sacred Presence…within and around me,
guiding and inspiring me every moment of my life.