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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. 1,180 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.   729 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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The Spouse of Virgins


13. The Spouse of Virgins

Radha in Athens cites a number of historical figures who described experiences similar to her own in devotion to a spiritual Beloved. 1,396 more words


"A Great Grace": Community Among the Difficult

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning; 561 more words


Taste and See: beloved children of God

The second reading on Sunday,  the Solemnity of All Saints, came from the first letter of St John.

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us,

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Following in the footsteps of Thérèse

A long-time devotee visits the home of a favorite saint in Lisieux, France

By Alya B. Honasan
Philippine Daily Inquirer

THE SHRINE of St. Thérèse at the Carmel in Lisieux. 1,471 more words