Trusting in God With St. Therese
by Connie Rossini
Like so many poor souls of her time, Saint Therese was afflicted with tuberculosis at a young age. Her short life was characterized by widely contrasting events ofen resulting in darkness, disappointment, aggravations,distractions and physical pain. Yet her hope in the love and mercy of Our Blessed Lord never waned. Her fervent prayers lead to the conversion of a hardened murderer, as just moments before his execution, he kissed a crucifix.
Thank you Mrs. Rossini for this chapter, in which we learn how disappointmets and times of spiritual dryness can actually be oportunities for a deeper attachment and affection for Jesus. At these times, whenever we trust in Him without reservation, we will be recipients of an abundance of Gods's miraculous blessings, graces and peace.