REHABILITATING ST. THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, 19th-century French nun, lived in an era when women had far fewer rights than today, when women were far less recognized as “equal” to men, when women had little to no ‘voice’ in the Church.

Yet reading her today, one is struck by her freshness, vigor, energy. Unlike the almost universal contemporary feminine voice, in and out of the Church, Thérèse is not oppressed. Thérèse is not aggrieved. Thérèse is not a victim.

Thérèse had one burning focus, one goal, one desire. She willed the one thing: to become a saint.

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2 Replies to “REHABILITATING ST. THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX”

  1. Thank you! dearest Heather, for this beautiful reminder of The Only Way! Whenever my thoughts/decisions (way too much) turn my eyes and heart from Jesus, it always! hurts, let alone never! works for good(!).

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      I agree completely, Glenda! Blessed 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time…

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