A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse below and dreams of home. ~Robert Brault
Museum Artifacts: Some dreams are like a glassed in museum artifacts, we can see it and ponder it's beauty, but we can never hold it in our hands. A Nearby Explosion: Memories are like a nearby explosion, the moment it happens is brief, but the ringing in our ears can last a lifetime. An Old Shirt: Bitterness is like an old shirt, the more you wear it the more comfortable it gets, and the stains become permanent. A Passing Train: Harsh words are like a passing train, they pass us by harmlessly many times but when they hit us they are devastating. A Burning Forest; The gangs of the ghetto are like a burning forest, they stand together in danger unable to run and that is where they shall fall. A Repaired Leaky Roof: Courage is like a repaired leaky roof, you never know if it will hold strong until it rains. That Fine Crystal Vase: Sometimes lo…
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SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX At the age of 14, on Christmas Eve in 1886, Therese had a conversion that transformed her life. From then on, her powerful energy and sensitive spirit were turned toward love, instead of keeping herself happy. At 15, she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux to give her whole life to God. She took the religious name Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Living a hidden, simple life of prayer, she was gifted with great intimacy with God. Through sickness and dark nights of doubt and fear, she remained faithful to God, rooted in His merciful love. After a long struggle with tuberculosis, she died on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24. Her last words were the story of her life: "My God, I love You!" The message of St. Therese is beautiful, inspiring, and simple.