The Autobiography of Saint Therese: The Story of a Soul
ISBN: 0385029039
EAN13: 9780385029032
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 8.11" L x 5.43" W
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2012 Reprint of 1958 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower, was recently declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul I, the third woman to receive this honor in 2000 years. She thus ranks with such intellectual and theological giants as St. Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas. This elevation is all the more astonishing when we consider her background; born to a bourgeois family in provincial 19th century France, she entered a cloistered convent at the age of 15, and died in obscurity at age 24. The posthumous publication of her spiritual journals created a sensation in the Catholic world comparable to that produced in the postwar world by The Diary of Ann Frank. Adopted as a universal little sister by the French soldiers of World War I, St. Therese's naive, charming, but profound words were carried next to many an infantryman's heart. Therese's story and the effect of her powerful personality and passionate devotion have lost none of their force. At last I have found my calling, she declared. My calling is love. The core of her spiritual message, the little way is the recognition that any act, no matter how trivial, is infinitely valuable if done out of love. Her influence on other great 20th Read More chevron_right

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