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Journey with Thérèse of Lisieux : celebrating the artist in us all
McGrath, Michael O'Neill.
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Publication Information:
Franklin, Wis. : Sheed & Ward, 2001.
Physical Description:
xvi, 72 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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BX4700.T5 M38 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In this refreshing and inspiring book, Brother Michael McGrath invites us on a mystical Journey with Th-rFse of Lisieux and into the artist that dwells within each of us. Dispensing with the sugary and overly pious representations of Th-rFse, McGrath reveals the real saint and Doctor of the Church through selections from her own writings, written meditations, and 50 pieces of original artwork depicting scenes of her life-from the playful to the painful, human to the holy, seeker to the saint. The result is that we come to know Th-rFse as a multitalented artist of painting, writing, praying, and connecting. We come to see the depth of her devotion to God and power of her spiritual wisdom. And we follow her as a trustworthy guide on our pilgrim path toward God.

Author Notes

Michael O'Neill McGrath is a brother of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales. He taught art at DeSales University for eleven years before working full time in the ministry of art as a painter, illustrator, writer, speaker, and retreat leader.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A more enchanting take on Th‚rŠse can be found in Michael O'Neill McGrath's Journey with Th‚rŠse of Lisieux: Celebrating the Artist in Us All, a quirky, charming mix of sketches that accompany McGrath's story of how his life has been changed by the saint. He recently traveled to France to visit all of her pilgrimage sites, and his artwork from that trip shows Th‚rŠse's human side. In one sketch (the author's favorite), he and the 19th-century nun are sitting across from one another in a caf‚. A cathedral is in the background, and a rose (Th‚rŠse's signature flower) adorns the table. In French fashion, she is drinking wine, while he, a quintessential American, chugs a beer. In such whimsical portraits the nun comes to life and we are reminded that she was an artist, poet and playwright in her own right, as well as a contemplative woman religious. ( Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved