To live of love it is to sail afar
And bring both peace and joy where’er I be.
0 Pilot blest! love is my guiding star;
In every soul I meet, Thyself I see.
Safe sail I on, through wind or rain or ice;
Love urges me, love conquers every gale.
High on my mast behold is my device:
“By love I sail!”
Image above (and on front-page mastheads): The Little Flower by Janet McKenzie.
Words above: from To Live Of Love, February 25, 1895
Poems of St. Teresa, Carmelite of Lisieux,
known as The “Little Flower of Jesus,”
Translated by S.L. Emery.