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The Only Happiness Here Below

The only happiness here below is to strive to be always content with what Jesus gives us.
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face


Holy Innovation

Holiness is the birthright of the church’s life. The nearer a person is placed to the church’s reservoir of sanctity, the more that person is obligated to live it according to how the church conceives it. 1,158 more words

Anywhere Little

It is possible to remain little even in the most responsible position.
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face


Sam, the Recipient of Crumbs

I sat there in the office all morning and only a few Negroes came in, although the teenagers on the streets with ballot boxes were having better luck… The longer I sat there, the madder I got… If Negroes truly wanted to vote, they would have come in the office and done so. 486 more words

Thoughts From A Nonconformist

Quote of the Week: St. Therese of Lisieux and the Virgin of the Smile

In this passage, St. Therese recounts a moment during her childhood when she was healed by the Blessed Virgin.

I enjoyed working for Pauline.  I made her little things out of cardboard and my greatest occupation was to make crowns for the Blessed Virgin out of daisies and forget-me-nots. 

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Quote Of The Week

POEM: Nineteenth-Century Reality TV, or, a Rose for the Little Flower

Your sisters sat around and watched you suffer,
writing down the words you gasped in pain
like the seven last words of Jesus (culled
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Holy Days

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