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Sneaky Saint Therese

So I have a story for all of you.

I decided to pray a novena to this beautiful little flower of Jesus.

So last night I was in adoration and I was like “Hey Saint Therese, I haven’t really ever prayed to you. 291 more words

Hildegard, Catherine, Teresa and Therese

The following is a  revised version of a review I had published in the National Catholic Reporter within the last month or so. The full… 902 more words

Simplicity of Prayer

Do we sometimes complicate prayer, thinking that unless we’re reciting traditional formulas, we’re not “really” praying? But in truth, prayer is beautifully simple, as easy and natural as speaking with our family and friends. 204 more words


Reflections on my birthday: 2015

My sister Anna was right.

When I had moved from California to Texas in 2010, she had commented that before, I had been going clockwise across the country. 675 more words

Oblates Of The Virgin Mary

The Story of a Psyche


14. The Story of a Psyche

If we look into the depths of Thérèse’ soul ~ for which the Greek word is psyche ~ it may help us to better appreciate the nature of her sanctity, without dishonoring it in the least. 1,179 more words


Why Not Live Our Whole Life as a Dance?

JOY!  SMILES!  DANCING!  Advent (and LIFE!) practices!

This year I have been reading a number of ancillary works on Therese of Lisieux, my ‘confirmation saint’ and one of my (thank God, many!) familiar companions within the communion of saints.   728 more words


Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse – Part 6: Thérèse's profound metaphor of the paintbrush


Walking the Trail with St. Thérèse is a series of reflections on The Story of a Soul.

In Part 5 I discussed Thérèse’s profound experience with nature and quoted her metaphor of nature that has played the most central role in my own spirituality. 567 more words

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