Tag Archives: St. Therese

Complicated souls

+ J.M.T. Feast of our dear “Little Therese” “O Lord, Who said: Unless you become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, grant us, we beseech You, so to follow the footsteps of blessed Theresa, … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of “Little Therese”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Our “Little Therese” – as she would have us call her – is held very dear even today because she, in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel, … Continue reading

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‘Born again’ Catholic

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus “Unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (from today’s Holy Gospel). That is, “not in sense,” explains St. Paul … Continue reading

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+ J.M.J. Feast of the Annunciation   “Be it done to me according to your word.” St. Therese: “Those souls are rare who don’t measure the divine power according to their narrow minds; people want exceptions… but God alone hasn’t … Continue reading

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Our delightful wound in God’s Heart

+ J.M.J. Feast of Our Dear “Little Therese” Virgin of the Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Come from Libanus… thou hast wounded My Heart, My sister, My spouse, thou hast wounded My Heart (from the Introit of the … Continue reading

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“Rational Milk”

+ J.M.J. St. Paul of the Cross Confessor As newborn babes desire the rational milk without guile… (from the Introit of Low Sunday, 1 Pet. 2.2) Our dear “Little Therese” was once told by her sub-prioress that a soul who … Continue reading

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“Now My Turn” – “Eternal Face to Face”

+ J.M.J.T. Feast of All the Saints of the Order Draw me and we will run (Cant. 1.3)… “until the shadows having disappeared [we] may be able to tell You of [our] Love in an Eternal Face to Face” (St. … Continue reading

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The “Little Way” of Spiritual Childhood of St. Therese: Humility (III)

+ J.M.J First Friday of the Month “In order to belong to Jesus,” says our dear “Little Therese,” “ we must be little, but there are few souls who aspire to remain in that littleness. ” Elsewhere: “In order to … Continue reading

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“De profundis”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Augustine Bishop and Doctor of the Church Out of the depths…. He shall redeem… (Ps. 129.1,8) Saint Augustine, once “caught fast in a disease of the flesh…” (Confessions, Bk. VI, Ch. 12), rose to such a towering … Continue reading

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Catholic Pontiffs Are Princely Rulers

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Bartholomew Apostle The Church instituted by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is governed by bishops (episcopoi in original Greek), Ac. 20.28. But a Catholic Pontifex or bishop is not only known for his 100%* orthodoxy in his doctrine – in … Continue reading

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