Today is the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as Therese of the Child Jesus.
As you all know, the Infant-Child Jesus is in charge of my finances.
At Mass this morning I was all soggy-eyed by the end of the Lesson. Here is the Introit, Collect, Lesson, Gradual and Communion Verse of this incredibly moving Mass:
Someone’s chopping dusty ragweed onions. 😭
Come from Lebanon, My bride, come from Lebanon, come! You have ravished My Heart, My sister, My bride; you have ravished My Heart.
Praise the Lord, you children, praise the name of the Lord.
Lesson from the book of Isaias
Thus says the Lord: Lo, I will spread prosperity over her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent. As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms, and fondled in her lap; as a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort. When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bodies flourish like the grass; the Lord’s power shall be known to His servants.
I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You did hide these things from the wise and prudent, and did reveal them to little ones.
V. My trust, O Lord, from my youth. Alleluia, alleluia.
V. Open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters; send up a sweet odor like Lebanon. Break forth in blossoms like the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works. Alleluia.
He led her about and taught her, and He guarded her as the apple of His eye. As an eagle He spread His wings to receive her and bore her up on His pinions.