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Book: Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity, by Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Elizabeth Dreyer’s new book offers an introduction to four of the most important women theologians and spiritual teachers in the Christian tradition. Its publisher, Franciscan Media, offers the following summary: 195 more words


Even When He Tells You, It's Still a Mystery

I leave to great souls and lofty minds the beautiful books I cannot understand, much less put into practice, and I rejoice that I am little because children alone and those who resemble them will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.

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From God-Haunted Lunatic

Even When He Tells You, It's Still a Mystery

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 19.14).

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St. Therese, Barbaric Baptism Practices, and Not Taking Your Kids to Mass

Thoughts on a saint I don’t get.

{Her feast day is October 1.  I’m posting this October 2 but writing it the evening of the 1st.   1,094 more words

Big Thoughts

Saint Therese of Lisieux, October 1

We get the saints we need. Saint Therese of the Child Jesus (1873-1897) inspired millions by her “little way,” which she described in her autobiography “Story of a Soul.” We can be holy in our ordinary lives, she said. 531 more words


Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 1st, 2014: St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the “Little Flower”, and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians. 100 more words

Run in the Way of Love

Saturday my friend M. was sitting crosslegged on the bench when I arrived.  We sat listening to the birds whistling and tweeting from a nearby tree.   653 more words