St. Therese of the Child Jesus
— The Little Flower
“I do not intend to remain inactive in heaven,” this saint said on her deathbed, “I wish to go on working for the Church and for souls. After my death I will let fall a shower of roses.”
I confess to Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. — Gradual: Psalms 70
The Imitation of Christ
Whosoever, therefore, with simplicity of heart shall raise up his intention to God, and disengage himself from all inordinate love or dislike of any created being, he shall be the most apt to receive grace, worthy of the gift of devotion. For the Lord bestoweth His benediction there where He findeth vessels empty.
This little saint is a type of saint who became great by doing little things perfectly. That is all you need do: your duty well.
Try to say your prayers with as little distraction as possible, write each task as neatly as you can, have no spelling mistakes, no crossings over, nor accidental blots. If you happen to make a mistake, keep cool and do not allow anything to make you impatient.
Patience hath a perfect work — St. Paul