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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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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


Sweet Darkness

O Lord, it is sweet to serve You in darkness and in the midst of trials, for we have only this life in which to live by faith.

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The Victory in the Youth of Thérèse

The suffering and the trials of Saint Thérèse were, in essence, an advance of those which would afflict the youth of this century. But far from being a loss, the youth of Saint Thérèse became a door opened onto salvation itself.
Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger (1926–2007)


Scattering flowers ~

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love?  Great deeds are forbidden me.
The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers, and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love. — Therese of Lisieux


Authentic Voice: An Editorial on Prayer

So I want to give you a little peek into the workings of my brain.  It’s a scary place, I know, but I’m sure you’ll meet colorful little people named Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.  670 more words

Notwithstanding My Littleness

Notwithstanding my littleness, I dare to gaze upon the Sun of Love. I am filled with the hope that one day You will swoop down upon me and, bearing me away to that Source of all Love, you will plunge me at last into its blowing abyss.

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