Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The little flower St. Therese

St Therese was born in Normandy France in 1873.  At the age of fifteen she entered the Carmelite order in Lisieux, and on September 30th 1897 she died there.
Fortunately for us, the story of those nine years is told in her autobiography "Story of a Soul".
Therese took for her motto the words of St John of the Cross "Love is repaid by love alone"
Love of God as a Father, expressed in childlike simplicity and trust, and a deep understanding of the mystery of the Cross were the basic principles of her "little way".
Therese is now one of the most popular saints of modern times, and her story of a soul has been translated into many languages, and is now a spiritual classic read by millions around the world.

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