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St. Thérèse of Lisieux : essential writings
Thérèse, de Lisieux, Saint, 1873-1897.
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Works. Selections. English. 2003
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Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2003]

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174 pages ; 21 cm.
Thérèse, child of sorrow and grace -- Thérèse, best friend and sister -- Thérèse, warrior-daughter of Saint Joan of Arc -- Thérèse, martyr of divine mercy -- Thérèse, love in the heart of the church -- Thérèse, teacher of the little way -- Thérèse, spiritual sister and missionary.
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BX4700.T5 A25 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) a French Carmelite nun who died at the age of 24 was known during her life to only a few of her fellow nuns. Through the posthumous publication of her autobiography she quickly became the most popular saint of modern times. On the basis of her spiritual path, which she called "the Little Way," she was recently declared a Doctor of the Church. Her admirers have included Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Edith Stein. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Mary Frohlich is associate professor of spirituality and chair of the department of spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She has published many scholarly studies of Therese of Lisieux

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Library Journal Review

Our interest in Therese of Lisieux-like our interest in Joan of Arc, one of Therese's heroines-is apparently inexhaustible. Frolich (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago) has assembled a new selection of Therese's writings. Given the wide availability of The Story of a Soul, the standard autobiographical text by and about Therese, this books draws instead on her other writings-diaries, journals, and letters. All of these effectively illustrate her distinctive journey, her "Little Way" of spirituality, through illness and pain to hope. For large public and academic collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chronology of the Life of St. Therese of Lisieuxp. 9
Sourcesp. 12
Introductionp. 13
1. Therese, Child of Sorrow and Gracep. 33
"The Little Flower"p. 33
The Little Impp. 37
"I Choose All!"p. 38
The Sunny Yearsp. 39
Mama's Departurep. 40
A Vision of Future Trialsp. 41
The Virgin of the Smilep. 44
First Communionp. 47
The Grace of Christmasp. 50
Thirst for Soulsp. 53
Audience with the Popep. 55
Entrance to Carmelp. 59
2. Therese, Best Friend and Sisterp. 62
Jesus' Little Celine-Flowerp. 63
The Double Daisyp. 65
The Apostolate of Prayerp. 67
"Make Haste to Descend"p. 69
A Drop of Dewp. 71
The Fire of Lovep. 74
Jesus Sleepsp. 76
The Hidden Treasurep. 78
A Beautiful Peachp. 80
The Fragile Lyrep. 82
The Vast Field of the Scripturesp. 83
3. Therese, Warrior-Daughter of St. Joan of Arcp. 88
Born for Gloryp. 89
"The Mission of Joan of Arc"p. 90
"Joan of Arc Accomplishes Her Mission"p. 96
The Final Battlep. 101
4. Therese, Martyr of Divine Mercyp. 107
A Letter Therese Carried on Her Heart on the Day of Her Professionp. 107
On Fire with Lovep. 108
Act of Oblation to Merciful Lovep. 110
Entrance to the Night of Faithp. 112
Selections from the Last Conversationsp. 115
"An Unpetalled Rose"p. 117
5. Therese, Love in the Heart of the Churchp. 120
The Science of Lovep. 120
"My Heaven on Earth! ..."p. 123
The Joy of Charityp. 124
Love for the Least of Thesep. 126
A Vision of Lovep. 128
"My Vocation Is Love"p. 130
"Living on Love"p. 136
6. Therese, Teacher of the Little Wayp. 141
Care of Soulsp. 142
The Elevatorp. 143
The Little Birdp. 144
Value of Weaknessp. 147
Remaining Little before Godp. 149
Sleep on the Heart of Jesusp. 150
Littlenessp. 150
Longing to Preach Mary's True Simplicityp. 151
Therese's Prayer to Maryp. 152
The Prayer of a Childp. 153
God's Gentlenessp. 154
"Let Us Run to the Last Place"p. 155
7. Therese, Spiritual Sister and Missionaryp. 157
"Draw Me"p. 158
The Character of the Apostolic Vocationp. 161
A Union of Soulsp. 163
Waiting for Transformationp. 164
The Way of Confidence and Lovep. 165
The "Little Zero"p. 167
"I Really Count on Not Remaining Inactive in Heaven"p. 168
The Half-Extinguished Lampp. 170
The Balm of Consolationp. 171
"A Dieu, Dear Little Brother"p. 173