To St. Therese of Lisieux
You found the hinge of our vocation,
the meaning of life,
the answer to happiness,
in a letter from St. Paul.
The pearl of great price was love,
a divine gift given to be shared.
You gave us “the little way” –
“Do everything with love.”
Pray, O Little Flower, that your vocation
may be ours, that love may govern our lives.
Then, and only then, will peace and joy be ours.