Smiles Of God

Overview

Therese of Lisieux was dubbed The Little Flower. Taking this as her theme, Felicity Leng has shown how Therese's flowering as a Saint was a process of hardship, inner conflict and physical and moral endurance. The Little Way (her spiriual message) has become something immensely appealing to people from all walks of life. There is constant demand for books on Therese, yet no book or article on her has shown the various sources of her flower imagery and how she drew on them to shape her unique vision of herself and...

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Overview

Therese of Lisieux was dubbed The Little Flower. Taking this as her theme, Felicity Leng has shown how Therese's flowering as a Saint was a process of hardship, inner conflict and physical and moral endurance. The Little Way (her spiriual message) has become something immensely appealing to people from all walks of life. There is constant demand for books on Therese, yet no book or article on her has shown the various sources of her flower imagery and how she drew on them to shape her unique vision of herself and her never-ending relationship with God, people, the Church and the natural world. The reader is constantly pointed to Therese as a living personality with a mature creative imagination. Her concept of purpose, redemption, effort, suffering and joy, now and hereafter, is gradually constructed throughout the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860123491
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Felicity Leng was educated in the UK at St Mary's Ascot and the Slade school of Fine Art. She is a professional landscape, portrait and equestrian painter and photographer. She is also a writer and translator.

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Table of Contents

1. Flowers in childhood and conventual life
2. Flowers in secular literature
3. The religious tradition, scripture,liturgy and folklore.
4. Flowers as smiles and metaphors. The littleness of the little way.
5.The Little Flower
6.Flowers as envisaged by Therese
7.Therese as healer and miracle worker
8. The flowering of Therese as a coherent work.
Humanity and the extra-human world.

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