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A simple little flower...

I love all things simple and quick so here is my simple little flower!


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My Princess

Little queen I met in Lissiux,

Can I forget that glow in your eyes?

Dressed up as though grown up matured,

On your way to enter Carmel. 95 more words


What was special about  St. Therese?

It was a practice to send an obituary notice to other Carmels when any Carmelite nun dies. A month before St Therese died one of the nuns said, “I really wonder sometimes what mother prioress (superior) will be able to say about Sr. 728 more words


St Therese: A Spiritual Heroin of Modern Times 

St Therese  became one of the most popular saints of the twentieth century. Pope Pius XI made her the “star of his pontificate”. She was beatified in 1923, and canonized in 1925.  334 more words


St. Therese: A mystic of Love

Love of God

The year before Therese died, her sister Marie told her: “You are possessed by God, literally possessed, exactly s the wicked are by the devil.” Therese herself told Celine, her sister, I don’d believe I’ve ever been more than three minutes at a time without thinking of God.” Celine appeared to doubt this, whereupon Therese exclaimed: “Well, surely one thinks all the time of someone one loves dearly!” At her beatification Pius XI said, “Above all things Therese excelled in the love of God.” Her last words were, “Oh, I love Him” and “Dear God, I love You.” 102 more words


St Therese and Mary

Our Lady was never far from Therese’s thoughts. She spoke of her frequently in her letters. To a missionary priest she wrote: “What a joy to remember that the Immaculate Virgin is out Mother! 121 more words