St. Therese of Lisieux

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St. Therese, My Beautiful Sister

IT’S THE FEAST OF SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX! Can you tell that I’m excited? Therese is my sweet sister and closest friend. She has led me close to the heart of Christ and has stayed by my side through every joy and trial. Today is her feast day and the day I get to shamelessly […]


Gazing into the Abyss of God-forsakenness

“God is dead.” Friedrich Nietzsche On this Holy Saturday, the strangest of days, Nietzsche’s famous declaration in fact rings true. On this one day of the year, the God of the Universe is dead. True, God is eternal and could never die in His divinity. But yesterday, Jesus Christ, God Himself made flesh, was brutally […]


The Little Flower and the Little Way

This week we celebrate the feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, often called the Little Flower.  What could this French Carmelite who died at the tender age of twenty four have to teach us?  Or to share with us about how to love the Lord?  Plenty, in fact. Everything about Thérèse emphasizes her littleness: her […]


St. Therese of Lisieux: The Vocation of Love

Earlier this summer I finished reading St. Therese of Lisieux‘s The Story of a Soul,  and I have to say, it’s definitely one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  In this book, which is St. Therese’s autobiography, she tells us about the “Little Way,” the path to sanctity and sainthood that she […]