the Carmel

Jesus is my only love

jesus is my only

Thérèse engraved on the left frame of the door of her last cell this text is very difficult to read. Its inspiration undoubtedly comes from the passage of chapter 6 of Deuteronomy, often read in the Breviary:

5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength. 

6 The words of the commandments I give you today will be present in your heart;

7 You will repeat them to your sons; you will tell them when you stay at home and when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you stand up; 

8 thou shalt make it a sign fastened to thy hand, a mark placed between thy eyes; 

you will inscribe them on the doorposts of your house.


That's exactly what she did: she wrote it on the doorpost of her cell. Thérèse arrived in this 3rd and last cell in August 1894.