Walking the Little Way of Therese of Lisieux: Discovering the Path of Love

Walking the Little Way of Therese of Lisieux: Discovering the Path of Love

by Joseph Schmidt

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ISBN-13: 9781593252052
Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,092,997
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Source Abbreviations 12

Foreword 13

Introduction 15

The Authority of Thérèse's Teaching

1 The Science of Love 22

Doctor of the Church, Teacher for Our Time, Icon of God

Thérèse's Experience of Complete Conversion

2 Is Pure Love in My Heart? 39

Practicing Virtue in a Strange Way

3 I Was Still in the Swaddling Clothes of a Child! 48

Needing a Little Miracle

4 That Unforgettable Christmas Day 55

Welcoming Complete Conversion

5 The Grace of Leaving My Childhood 61

Regaining Her True Character

Thérèse's Experience of Living in Community

6 I Felt Charity Enter My Heart 73

Entering the Carmelite Community

7 I Know That She Loved Me Very Much 81

Relating to Mother Gonzague

8 There Is Something, I Don't Know What, That Repels Me! 91

Living Community Life

9 We Don't Have Any Enemies in Carmel but There Are Feelings 97

Responding to Difficult Sisters

10 I Would Be Very Foolish to Refuse These Treasures 107

Expressing the Spirit of Love

11 We Should Never Allow Kindness to Degenerate into Weakness 117

Sharing Love in Special Ways

12 When I Am Charitable, It Is Jesus Alone Who Is Acting in Me 125

Bearing with the Faults of Others

Thérèse's Experience of Engaging the Spirituality of Her Time

13 Love Lowers Itself and Transforms Nothingness into Fire 135

Confronting Jansenism, Perfectionism, and Pelagianism

14 I Find Perfection Very Easy to Practice 143

Understanding Gospel Perfection

15 Even God's Justice Seems to Me Clothed in Love 154

Learning from Scripture

16 He Instructed Me Secretly in the Things of His Love 165

Oblation to Merciful Love

Thérèse's Little Way

17 I Want to Seek Out a Means of Going to Heaven by a Little Way 174

Finding the Little Way

18 If You Are Willing to Bear Serenely the Trial of Being Displeasing to Yourself 181

Teaching the Little Way

19 Don't Think That the Path of Love Is Full of Consolations 189

Understanding the Little Way

20 Everything Has Disappeared on Me, and I Am Left with Love Alone 195

Dying in the Little Way of Confidence and Love

Thérèse's Heart Qualities of Love

21 The Science of Love: The Road into God's Loving Arms 212

Exploring Thérèse's Heart Qualities of Love

22 My Vocation Is Love 243

Summary and Concluding Reflections

Select Bibliography 252

Index 254

Scriptural Index 260

Acknowledgments 262

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