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40+ St Therese Of Lisieux Quotes From The Little Flower Of Jesus

Popular saint Therese of Lisieux quotes to enlighten your soul.

St. Therese of Lisieux, also popularly known as The Little Flower of Jesus, The Holy Face, and St. Therese of the Child Jesus is a patron saint for missionaries, aviators, and florists.

On 2 January 1873, Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin was born in France. She grew up in a loving and spiritual environment, which helped her realize her life's real purpose.

In the early years, she suffered many setbacks like her mother's death and her frail health, but she found her faith and always considered these experiences' positive things. She wanted to be cloistered at a very young age of 15, and after getting permission, she joined her sister's Carmelite community. After spending nine years there, she died on 30 September 1897 due to tuberculosis.

St. Therese of Lisieux's letters and article compilation 'Story of a Soul,' was published posthumously as her autobiography and were widely regarded by the Catholic community.

Find below some of the famous quotes by St. Therese of Lisieux. If you need more religious quotes, check out [St. Francis De Sales Quotes] and [St.Ignatius Quotes].

Best Quotes From St. Therese Of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux is best known for her simplicity and practical approach to spiritual life. She always owns a smiling, pleasant, and humanitarian attitude. Make sure you check the below quotes.

Recollection of St. Therese's powerful spiritual quotes for empowerment.

1."The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

2."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 of Lisieux.

3."A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

4."When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens, I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

5."It's true, I suffer a great deal but do I suffer well? That is the question."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

6."I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors' defects not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

7."I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

8."The world's thy ship and not thy home."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

9."I can nourish myself on nothing but truth."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

10."A soul in a state of grace has nothing to fear of demons who are cowards."

-'Story Of A Soul.'

11."Kindness is my only guiding star."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

12."That beautiful day passed just as the saddest ones do since the most radiant of days has a tomorrow."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

13."Everything is a grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events - to the heart that loves, all is well."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

14."Thus the ordinary, uncontrolled chattering we call 'prose' changes its nature, like coal becoming incandescent. Poetry resembles music."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

15."If my little acts of virtue can be mistaken for imperfections, imperfections can just as easily be mistaken for virtue."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

16."We must despise all these temptations and pay no attention whatsoever to them."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

17."Time is your boat, not your home."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

18."The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

19."Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

20."Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

Quotes From St. Therese On Love

Pope Pius X considered her the greatest saint of modern times for her spiritual accomplishments. Here are some quotes that show the way to great love.

21."Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

22."When one loves, one does not calculate."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

23."Trust and trust alone should lead us to love."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

24."Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart. Don't listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

25."Let us, love, since that is what our hearts were made for."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

26."To live in love is to sail forever, spreading seeds of joy and peace in hearts."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

27."True happiness on earth consists in being forgotten and in remaining completely ignorant of created things. I understood that all we accomplish, however brilliant, is worth nothing without love."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

28."Then, overcome by joy, I cried, 'Jesus, my love. At last, I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

Quotes By St. Therese Of Lisieux About God

St. Therese Of Lisieux surrendered herself entirely to the everlasting love of God. Below are a few quotes that will inspire you.

Life-changing quotes from St. Therese of Lisieux that are good for the soul.

29."For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

30."My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words, I know it by experience."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

31."And it is the Lord, it is Jesus, Who is my judge. Therefore I will try always to think leniently of others, that He may judge me leniently, or rather not at all since He says: 'Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.'"

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

32."Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

33."It is consoling that he who must judge us dwell in us to save us always from all of our miseries, and to pardon us."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

34."You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

35."Joy is not found in the things which surround us, but lives only in the soul."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

36."I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifices to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

37."Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

38."The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

39."The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes."

-'Story of a Soul.'

40."The thoughts of the Lord are not our thoughts, His ways are not our ways."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

41."I say nothing to him I love him."

-St. Therese of Lisieux.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for St Therese Of Lisieux Quotes, then take a look at  [St. John Of The Cross Quotes] and [St. Vincent De Paul Quotes].

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