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Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux is the latest in the Navigating the Interior Life series, which brings the wisdom of the saints into the hands of today’s readers. In this presentation of intimate letters from St. Thérèse of Lisieux to her sisters and close friends, authors Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke lay out the Little Flower’s program for complete self-offering to God through her Oblation to Merciful Love.
About the authors
Anthony Lilles is an author, theologian, and serves in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Academic Dean of St. John’s Seminary and Academic Advisor to Juan Diego House. His doctoral work was dedicated to the wisdom of the saints and mystics of the Church.
Dan Burke is the executive director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register. His award-winning blog, SpiritualDirection.com, has helped hundreds of thousands seeking faithful Catholic spirituality.
“Lilles and Burke direct us on a thirty-day retreat—truly a spiritual journey—with St. Thérèse. Addressing such themes as discernment, unworthiness, loneliness, abandonment, suffering, and despair, the insights of St. Thérèse will greatly benefit people today as they did more than a century ago.”
—FR. SEAN O. SHERIDAN, TOR, PRESIDENT, FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF STEUBENVILLE
“There is such a depth of wisdom and fierce love for God in the soul of St. Thérèse that to glimpse it is to take your breath away. This book of meditations based on her burning love for God and souls helps us catch the fire. What could be more valuable than that?”
—RALPH MARTIN, AUTHOR OF THE FULFILLMENT OF ALL DESIRE
“Don’t be fooled by the roses. This book is Parris Island for the interior life. To prepare souls in this way is itself a work of mercy.”
—MIKE AQUILINA, AUTHOR OF FAITH OF OUR FATHERS