“Love alone have I ever given to the good God; with love He will repay me.” – Story of a Soul
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the “Little Flower of Jesus,” bloomed on earth for only twenty-four brief years, but hers was a life that proved that God’s miraculous power of love can blossom and bear fruit despite life’s obstacles.
Just a year after her death, St. Thérèse’s autobiographical work, Story of a Soul, became a publishing phenomenon, sparking a devotion to the little Carmelite nun that would continue to grow throughout the twentieth century. In 1997, Blessed John Paul II declared her the thirty-third Doctor of the Church, the youngest person, and only the third woman, to be so honored. Her “Little Way” captivates Catholics today, with its simple approach to seeking after holiness in one’s everyday life.
This volume, using a fresh, authoritative translation from the original French, will bring Story of a Soul to everyone wishing to understand and profit from Thérèse’s precious and simple spirituality:
- One hundred quotations from her writings, with brief meditations from Scripture.
- Insightful topics, including purity, God’s will, grace, self-abandonment, and joy.
Take St. Thérèse’s hand as your companion on your journey of faith in St. Therese of Lisieux: Meditations with the Little Flower.