Thursday, October 1, 2009

Celebrating St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Today we celebrate and rejoice in the life of one of God's marvelous saints. St. Therese, also known as the "Little Flower", was a remarkable woman whose life still impacts many faithful Christians today. We look to her and what she coined as her "Little Way".

You see, St. Therese was not very good at much. She was not going to be the next Aquinas writing theological treatises on the faith. She also was not going to be a great missionary spreading the Gospel to the far reaches of globe. Recognizing this, she decided to honor God in the "little things" that she did from day to day. This is way of honoring and recognizing God became known as the "Little Way".

She wrote an autobiography called the Story of a Soul, that to this day introduces the faithful to her "Little Way". Her life was one of humility that should be imitated and shared. If you struggle with pride and pray for the grace of humility, you would have a hard time choosing a better Saint to study and whose intercession you should rely.

Ora pro nobis


Angela said...

Just finished watching her on tv also the other day,,lol. I'm so enjoying learning about the Saints and their lives...It's been a blessing to be led here this morning to your blog..

Carlus Henry said...


Wow!!! Thanks for the compliment...