Smiles of God: The Flowers of St Therese of Lisieux

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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: 9780826481115
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (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

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction: The Flowering of St Therese 1
1 The Virtues of Flowers 27
Roses 29
The Rose in Myth and Folklore 31
Roses and Love, Earthly and Divine 33
Roses in Christian Iconography 34
Saints and Roses 35
The Rosary 44
Roses and Blood 46
Roses and Colours 47
A Healing Flower 49
Therese's other Floral Images 50
2 1873-1888 71
Budding: 2 January 1873-2 October 1881 74
Nurturing: 3 October 1881-November 1886 82
Unfurling: November 1886-8 April 1888 91
3 1888-1897 97
Blossoming: 9 April 1888-September 1890 97
Propagating: October 1890-March 1896 107
Scattering and Gathering: April 1896-30 September 1897 115
4 1 October 1897 to the Present 129
Distilling: A Heavenly Mission 129
Perfuming: A Shower of Roses 142
Abbreviations 164
Notes 166
Bibliography 180
List of Illustrations
Daisy (bellis perennis) x
Dog Rose (rosa canina) 26
Saxifrage (saxifraga cernua) 70
Cornflower (centaurea cyanus) 96
Violet (viola odorata) 128
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