This great saint and Doctor of the Church said: ‘Jesus points out to me the only way which leads to Love’s furnace – that way is self-surrender – it is the confidence of the little child who sleeps without fear in its father’s arms’.

These words from her ‘Story of a Soul’ can inspire us with their simplicity and directness. May her prayers guide us in her own ‘Little Way’, and may God bless you in it this day.