Everything Is Grace: The Life and Way of Therese of Lisieux

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Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC, is a lecturer, spiritual director, and counselor at Sangre de Cristo Center

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About the Author:
Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC, is a lecturer, spiritual director, and counselor at Sangre de Cristo Center

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593250959
  • Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 531,673
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Source Abbreviations     8
Foreword   Most Reverend Patrick V. Ahern   Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York     9
Introduction     12
Part 1
The Spirituality of Therese of Lisieux     20
The Treasure of Therese's Teaching     32
Part 2
I Shall Begin to Sing What I Must Sing Eternally: "The Mercies of the Lord"     50
The First Memories I Have Are Stamped with Smiles and the Most Tender Caresses     56
I Wonder How You Were Able to Raise Me with So Much Love without Spoiling Me     60
I Was Far from Being a Faultless Little Child     67
It's Pauline Who Will Be My Mamma!     72
This Time I Had No Repentance     78
I Too Will Be a Religious     85
I Had Seen Her Smile at Me     90
If I Were God, I'd Save Them All     96
I Beg of You to Take Away My Freedom to Displease You     100
Jesus Knew I Was Too Feeble to Be Exposed to Temptation     104
I Considered That I Was Born for Glory     109
I Understood That My Mission Was to Get the King of Heaven Loved     115
God Would Have to Work a Little Miracle     120
The Grace of My Complete Conversion     124
I Experienced Transports of Love     130
I Felt Charity Enter My Heart     136
I Knew Jesus Was There Sleeping in My Boat     141
I Wanted Carmel as Soon as I Knew about It     147
Most Holy Father, I Have a Great Favor to Ask You!     152
I Want to Give Myself Totally to Him     161
Suffering Opened Wide Its Arms to Me     166
Love Is Nourished Only by Sacrifices     174
I Didn't Come to Carmel to Live with My Sisters     179
We Have Only the Short Moments of Our Life to Love Jesus     185
One Day We Ourselves Shall Have a Divine Existence     190
I Want at Least to Tell Him Frequently That I Love Him     194
For Me, Prayer Is a Surge of the Heart     201
I Am Not Always Faithful, but I Never Get Discouraged     207
O My God, You Have Surpassed All I Have Hoped For     214
The Elevator Which Must Raise Me to Heaven Is Your Arms, O Jesus!     221
If You Are Willing to Bear Serenely the Trial     226
That I May Become a Martyr of Your Love, O My God     232
Jesus Does Not Demand Great Actions from Us but Simply Surrender and Gratitude     240
To Bear with One's Imperfections, That Is Real Sanctity     247
Lord, I Am Too Little to Nourish Your Children     254
When I Am Charitable, It Is Jesus Alone Who Is Acting in Me     260
We Don't Have Any Enemies in Carmel, but There Are Feelings     265
Everything Has Disappeared; I Am Left with Love Alone     273
What Good Does It Do to Defend or Explain Ourselves?     280
He Sees the Blind Hope That I Have in His Mercy     286
Perfection Seems Simple to Me     292
Everything Is Grace     302
It Is Love Alone Which Attracts Me     308
I Want to Spend My Heaven Doing Good upon Earth     314
I Go to Him with Confidence and Love     322
Epilogue     329
Select Bibliography     331
Index     334
Acknowledgments     352
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