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The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux is October 1st

“A Cloud of witnesses”

The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom, especially those whom the Church recognizes as saints, share in the living tradition of prayer by the example of their lives, the transmission of their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for those whom they have left on earth. When they entered into the joy of their Master, they were ‘put in charge of many things.’ Their intercession is their most exalted service to God’s plan. We can and should ask them to intercede for us and for the whole world.

In the communion of saints, many and varied spiritualities have been developed throughout the history of the (Catholic) churches. The personal charism of some witnesses to God’s love for men has been handed on, like ‘the spirit’ of Elijah to Elisha and John the Baptist, so that their followers may have a share in this spirit. A distinct spirituality can also arise at the point of convergence of liturgical and theological currents, bearing witness to the integration of the faith into a particular human environment and its history. The different schools of Christian spirituality share in the living tradition of prayer and are essential guides for the faithful. In their rich diversity they are refractions of the one pure light of the Holy Spirit.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2683, 2684

The Life and Way of Thérèse of Lisieux Author: Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC

Everything Is Grace: The Life and Way of Thérèse of Lisieux

 

Author: Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC

St. Therese of Lisieux

The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux

 

Author: St. Therese of Lisieux

James McCaffrey, OCD

Fire Of Love: Praying With Therese Of Lisieux

 

Author: James McCaffrey, OCD

 

Insights From St. Therese Author: Fr. Christopher O'Donnell, O.Carm

 

Prayer: Insights From St. Therese

 

Author: Fr. Christopher O’Donnell, O.Carm

Her Family - Her God - Her Message Author: Fr. Bernard Bro

Saint Therese Of Lisieux: Her Family – Her God – Her Message

 

Author: Fr. Bernard Bro


Thérèse of Lisieux: In My Own Words

Thérèse of Lisieux: In My Own Words

Constant Tonnelier

Through the Year with Saint Therese of Lisieux: Living the Little Way

Author: Constant Tonnelier

Patricia O'Connor

Therese Of Lisieux: A Biography

 

Author: Patricia O’Connor

Thérèse DVD: Original Motion Picture Edition

Thérèse DVD: Original Motion Picture Edition

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, DVD

Living on Love, DVD

Therese: Living on Love, DVD

The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul Author: St. Therese of Lisieux

The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

Author: St. Therese of Lisieux

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“Places favorable for prayer

The church, the house of God, is the proper place for the liturgical prayer of the parish community. It is also the privileged place for the adoration of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The choice of a favorable place is not a matter of indifference for true prayer.

For personal prayer, this can be a ‘prayer corner’ with the Sacred Scriptures and icons, in order to be there, in secret, before our Father. In a Christian family, this kind of little oratory fosters prayer in common.

In regions where monasteries exist, the vocation of these communities is to further the participation of the faithful in the Liturgy of the Hours and to provide necessary solitude for more intense personal prayer.

Pilgrimages evoke our earthly journey toward heaven and are traditionally very special occasions for renewal in prayer. For pilgrims seeking living water, shrines are special places for living the forms of Christian prayer ‘in Church.”

- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2691

Books we recommend on Prayer and Spirituality

 

Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Seeking Spiritual Direction: How to Grow the Divine Life Within

 

Author: Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Bert Ghezzi

The Heart of a Saint: Ten Ways to Grow Closer to God

 

Author: Bert Ghezzi

Dr. Alan Schreck

Your Life in the Holy Spirit: What Every Catholic Needs to Know and Experience

 

Author: Dr. Alan Schreck

Fr. Benedict J Groeschel, C.F.R.

Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God

 

Author: Fr. Benedict J Groeschel, C.F.R.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Visits To The Blessed Sacrament And The Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Author: Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Fr. James Huntington

The Work of Prayer: The Manual for Those Who Would Pray Well

 

Author: Fr. James Huntington

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Some beautiful words to think about from Saint ThereseSaint Therese of Lisieux of Lisieux:

“The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity.”

“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”

“Life is a journey not a destination.”

“I will spend my Heaven doing good on earth.”

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