Holy Simplicity: The Little Way of Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day & Therese of Lisieux

Holy Simplicity: The Little Way of Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day & Therese of Lisieux

by Joel Schorn

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Overview

"Embrace the present moment as an ever-flowing source of holiness."
—Jean Pierre de Caussade, from Chapter Three

Seeing God in every moment—is it possible? Does God really "walk among the pots and pans," as Saint Teresa of Avila once said? Do we ignore the seemingly forgettable moments of life to our own spiritual peril? Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, and Therese of Lisieux started small and stayed small, even though their works and heroism have since earned them worldwide acclaim.

Holy Simplicity reveals how these three modern Catholic women found holiness in letting God's love flow into the most ordinary tasks—Mother Teresa and Dorothy Day among the poor and Therese within the confines of the cloister. Their stories will inspire you to seek God in the challenges of ordinary life, a little way to holiness that, as Dorothy Day pointed out, unleashes forces "that help to overcome evil in the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780867168150
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 710,250
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

JOEL SCHORN is a writer and editor in Chicago. He is the author of God’s Doorkeepers: Padre Pio, Solanus Casey and André Bessette and coauthor with Alice Camille of A Faith Interrupted: An Honest Conversation with Alienated Catholics.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Names     3
Inspirational Moments     9
The Little Way     19
All Are Called     29
Prayer     41
Hidden Treasures     51
Downwardly Mobile     59
One Person at a Time     71
Works of Peace     83
The Embrace of Suffering     91
Spiritual Poverty     103
A Challenge to Christians     111
Time Lines     119
Notes     123

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