Le blog de la Bergerie
"Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no feet but yours;
Yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion is to look out to the world;
Yours are the feet through which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands through which he is to bless us now." (Teresa of Avila)
"Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us!"
"Saint Teresa, pray for us and reform us, today, poor feeble, lazy and easily distracted souls
that we are. Teach us how to pray and grow in the love of our Lord and, as we grow stronger in the interior life,
help us shed the exterior layers of worldly attachments, aiming for a more simple and frugal life..."
"Sainte Thérèse de Lisieux, priez pour nous!"
and help us persevere in your "little way" and practice daily exercises
of patience, compassion and love "from the bosom of the Church" as you did.
"Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, pray for us!"
"Share with us your gift of discernment and profound and total trust in the Lord".
"Ô 16 Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne, pray for us!"
On July 17 1794, in France, sixteen Carmelite nuns,
who had offered their lives for the end of the Terror, walked up the steps of the scaffold,
one by one, singing the Salve Regina, the Te Deum and the Veni Creator.