Tag Archives: St Therese of Lisieux

The Simple Path to Holiness: the Careful Performance of our Daily Duties

Today (June 9) is the feast of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was one of the most remarkable lay mystics in the history of the Church. Despite being favoured with many extraordinary mystical gifts, and consulted by bishops, popes and … Continue reading

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Why I Love You, O Mary! – a poem by St Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary WHY I LOVE YOU, O MARY ! Oh! I would like to sing, Mary, why I love you, Why your sweet name thrills my heart, And why the thought … Continue reading

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By Their Fruits: Sts. Louis And Zélie Martin

by Claire Dwyer Editor’s note:  The 12th July marks the feast day of the first married saints of modern times and the only married couple to be canonised together: the parents of St. Thérèse, Louis and Zélie Martin. One of … Continue reading

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St. Therese of Lisieux: October 1st

There are few saints so widely venerated as St. Therese of Lisieux. I am sure we all remember that special day two years ago when her relics were on tour in  these Isles. It was thought few people would turn up … Continue reading

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Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun from Dijon, died 94 years ago today in 1906 at age 26. Yesterday, 8th November, was her memorial day. Together with two other Carmelite nuns, Teresa of Avila and Teresa Benedicta of … Continue reading

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Prayer as action; action as prayer

One of the great gifts of Benedict of Nursia to all time was his insistence that work can be prayer. Many saints have repeated this lesson down through the ages. St Therese of Lisieux’s little way was to do everything … Continue reading

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