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Tag Archive for ‘St Therese’

Friday 1 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus (M) Baruch 1:15-22; Psalm 79; Luke 10:13-16 The wonder of prayer St Therese gives us a most beautiful description of prayer: “Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned towards heaven, a cry of recognition and love, embracing both trial and joy.” Here is […]

Saturday 1 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17, Ps.119A, Luke 10:17-24 The darkness serves the light One of the early church fathers described the human condition as being part angel and part animal. With that in mind we can see our own struggle in today’s gospel, the bright spark of God within us, […]

Wednesday 1 October

MEMORIAL OF ST THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS [Alternative readings] Isaiah 66:10-14; Ps 88; Matthew 18:1-5 Trust God The Little Flower of Lisieux was utterly convinced that God would comfort her as a mother comforts her child. She strove to trust in God as a little child trusts in a trustworthy parent. St Therese is […]

Wednesday 17 September

1 Cor 12: 31- 13: 13; Psalm 33; Luke 7: 31-35 Be all and end all St Therese’s take on our first Reading is the best. “I understood that it was love alone that made the Church’s members act, that if Love ever became extinct, apostles would not preach the Gospel and martyrs would not […]

Longing for God

St Therese of Lisieux and World Mission Day The quotation “any man who knocks on a brothel door is looking for God” is variously attributed to St Francis, St Augustine, Graham Greene and G K Chesterton. The American Chesterton Society says the quotation is in fact from The World, The Flesh and Father Smith by […]