In her short life – she was only twenty-four when she died – St. Thérèse of Lisieux discovered profound truths, truths that I have stumbled on as well. Thérèse is my soul mate, perhaps the soul mate of many mothers. “Everything is a grace. Everything is the direct effect of our Father’s love – difficulties, contradictions,…… Continue reading St. Thérèse: My Soul Mate
Today, Oct. 15, is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus. I love this woman. Although she is a doctor of the Church and one of the three great 16th century Spanish mystics (along with St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. John of the Cross), she is funny. baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada…… Continue reading St. Teresa of Ávila: A Doctor of the Church with a Sense of humour
I have recently discovered that my spirituality is very similar to that of St. Thérèse the Little Flower probably because I have lived with children under the age of 18 for 33 years. I think that many mothers can relate to this saint as well. She lived the little way like all people who are not rich and…… Continue reading St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Mums
Connie Rossini blogs about faith-based education and Carmelite spirituality at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also the administrator of Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network. Now she has written a small e-book Five Lessons From the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life as an experiment to check reader’s hunger for future books on Carmelite spirituality. Connie is gifted; she writes a concise introduction to…… Continue reading Book Review: Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life.