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The Happiness of Waging a Holy War

Nowadays, at a time when peace and love are exalted ad nauseam, and even among conservatives and traditionalists Pacifism makes its progress, it seems opportune to transmit a much different thought of the saint of love par excellence. Here St. Therese of the Child Jesus speaks about the happiness she would have to go to war. Perhaps her words will make those persons think a bit more about their own concessions to Liberalism. At least this is our sincere wish.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Words addressed to Mother Agnes of Jesus on August 4, 1897, two months before the death of the Saint:

"During meditation I fell asleep for a moment. I dreamed that soldiers were needed for a war. You said, 'I must send Sister Therese of the Child Jesus.' I replied, "I would prefer a holy war,' but I went anyway.

"O, my Mother! How happy I would have been to fight at the time of the Crusades, or later on to fight against the heretics! Ah! I should not have feared the fire.

"Is it possible that I shall have to die in bed?"

(Novissima Verba, First edition, p. 115)

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Posted June 30, 2007
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