St Therese of Lisieux

It is the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, who was recently made a Doctor of the Church.

It is also the first day of the Year of Faith, declared by Papa Beni.

I am a very recent convert-fan of St Therese. I am afraid I had avoided her for many years, thanks, largely to the dreadful saccharine saints book I had as a child.

My friend Amanda suggested she was not a sloppy, sentimental saint at all, and that I should give her seminal work The Story of a Soul a chance. I listened to this well read version HERE, and I was converted. She has a depth of solid common sense and profound spiritual awareness that is simply good for the soul.

So, if you are looking for something to read and/or listen to that will kick start the Year of Faith for you – this could be it.

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4 responses to “St Therese of Lisieux

  1. I may be a little biased since she is my patron saint but I always find something in her writing to help me in many situations.

  2. I am convinced that St. Therese is a powerful intercessor before God, and that her “little way” is the way that most of us should be trying to get to heaven, by doing all the little things of each day with great love.

  3. You two obviously know her better than I do, but yes, she does seem to have the ear of God. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Little Flower: The Story of a Soul « Parchment Paradigm+

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