December 4, 1991

On Wednesday, December 4, 1991 at approximately 11:10 a.m., St. Theresa of Lisieux appeared to Veronica and gave her these profound words:

"Love is the essence of the odeur* of Divinity."

Veronica understands this to mean that love is intrinsically the motivating and moving force in all of God's design.  God, Who is the embodiment of love, reflects this in His creation and has ordained that our existence depends on love.  We, as created beings made in the image and likeness of God, must take our cue from this: first and foremost loving our God Who is so deserving, and secondly, our neighbor as ourself.

Immediately after finishing the final version of this letter, Our Lady, with St. Theresa smiling, appeared to Veronica at 7:26 p.m. Our Lady said: "Well done. Profound." The apparition startled Veronica, who was in her kitchen at the time.

*French for odor, fragrance