"I can't explain it just now; I'm too deeply touched."
That evening, in her cell, she told me the following, and there was heavenly expression on her face:
"I cried when I thought how God used this image in order to teach us His tenderness towards us. All through my life, this is what He has done for me! He has hidden me totally under His wings! Earlier in the day, when I was leaving you, I was crying when going upstairs; I was unable to control myself any longer, and I hastened to our cell. My heart was overflowing with love and gratitude."
(From 'St. Therese of Lisieux, Her Last Conversations.')