St. Therese of Lisieux: Essential Writings

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Our interest in Therese of Lisieux-like our interest in Joan of Arc, one of Therese's heroines-is apparently inexhaustible. Frolich (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago) has assembled a new selection of Therese's writings. Given the wide availability of The Story of a Soul, the standard autobiographical text by and about Therese, this books draws instead on her other writings-diaries, journals, and letters. All of these effectively illustrate her distinctive journey, her "Little Way" of spirituality, through illness and pain to hope. For large public and academic collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570754692
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Ser.
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,403,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux 9
Sources 12
Introduction 13
1 Therese, Child of Sorrow and Grace 33
"The Little Flower" 33
The Little Imp 37
"I Choose All!" 38
The Sunny Years 39
Mama's Departure 40
A Vision of Future Trials 41
The Virgin of the Smile 44
First Communion 47
The Grace of Christmas 50
Thirst for Souls 53
Audience with the Pope 55
Entrance to Carmel 59
2 Therese, Best Friend and Sister 62
Jesus' Little Celine-Flower 63
The Double Daisy 65
The Apostolate of Prayer 67
"Make Haste to Descend" 69
A Drop of Dew 71
The Fire of Love 74
Jesus Sleeps 76
The Hidden Treasure 78
A Beautiful Peach 80
The Fragile Lyre 82
The Vast Field of the Scriptures 83
3 Therese, Warrior-Daughter of St. Joan of Arc 88
Born for Glory 89
"The Mission of Joan of Arc" 90
"Joan of Arc Accomplishes Her Mission" 96
The Final Battle 101
4 Therese, Martyr of Divine Mercy 107
A Letter Therese Carried on Her Heart on the Day of Her Profession 107
On Fire with Love 108
Act of Oblation to Merciful Love 110
Entrance to the Night of Faith 112
Selections from the Last Conversations 115
"An Unpetalled Rose" 117
5 Therese, Love in the Heart of the Church 120
The Science of Love 120
"My Heaven on Earth! ..." 123
The Joy of Charity 124
Love for the Least of These 126
A Vision of Love 128
"My Vocation Is Love" 130
"Living on Love" 136
6 Therese, Teacher of the Little Way 141
Care of Souls 142
The Elevator 143
The Little Bird 144
Value of Weakness 147
Remaining Little before God 149
Sleep on the Heart of Jesus 150
Littleness 150
Longing to Preach Mary's True Simplicity 151
Therese's Prayer to Mary 152
The Prayer of a Child 153
God's Gentleness 154
"Let Us Run to the Last Place" 155
7 Therese, Spiritual Sister and Missionary 157
"Draw Me" 158
The Character of the Apostolic Vocation 161
A Union of Souls 163
Waiting for Transformation 164
The Way of Confidence and Love 165
The "Little Zero" 167
"I Really Count on Not Remaining Inactive in Heaven" 168
The Half-Extinguished Lamp 170
The Balm of Consolation 171
"A Dieu, Dear Little Brother" 173
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