22 March 2010

An Aside: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

I read this today and liked it far too much not to post it: The Little Way of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

What a beautiful way to live.


  1. Ron C (Your Dad!!)March 29, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    I really enjoyed the simple beauty of her story. It reminded me of a favorite passage of mine from the letters of Pope John XXIII.

    Above all, I am grateful to the Lord for the temperment he has given me, which preserves me from anxieties and tiresome perplexities. I feel I am under obedience in all things and I have noticed that this disposition, in great things and in small, gives me, unworthy as I am, a strength of daring simplicity, so wholly evangelical in its nature that it demands and obtains universal respect and edifies many. "Lord, I am not worthy. O Lord, be always my strength and the joy of my heart. My God, my mercy."

    To live life with a "strength of daring simplicity"... An uncomplicated, noble aspiration.