Translations:Thérèse of Lisieux/6/en
With the fire of constancy and the zeal of the apostles, she determined to exemplify the path of simplicity midst a world of sophistication. In April of 1896, Thérèse was found worthy to be accorded the initiation of the crucifixion. She experienced a hemorrhage of the lungs and for a year suffered the agony of the cross that Jesus took upon himself as an atonement for mankind’s consciousness of sin. Thérèse bore her burden with the same devotion and trust in God that had marked her mission from the very beginning. In July of 1897, she was sent to the infirmary already wrapped in the ecstasy of the fires of resurrection. She repeated the words day and night, “My God, I love thee.” And on September 30, 1897, at the age of twenty-four, she returned to the heart of her greatest love.