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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Feast Day.....


I think it was around 1993 that I was introduced to St. Therese, the Little Flower.  A friend of mine, who was a Priest at that time, gave me the book, 'The Story of a Soul', and said to me, "You'll love her, she's a spoiled brat, just like you!"  And, fall in love, I did!  I remember just reading the first few pages and holding the book up to my heart with such a feeling of peace and love!  Her words were like poetry, and I was over-whelmed!  I finished the book and it has become my FAVORITE book of all time!  Then, of course I couldn't seem to get enough of her...finding all the books I could on her!  She made me think, laugh and pray.  Several years later, my husband and I went to Paris and Steve insisted that we couldn't possibly go all the way to France and NOT visit Lisieux!  So, we took a day trip on the train to the little Saint that I adored!  I remember walking into her childhood home and just bursting into tears!  I'm all choked up now just recalling it!  St. Therese has become such a dear friend to me, and I will ALWAYS hold a dear place in my heart for Tim for introducing her to me!
HAPPY FEAST DAY, SWEET THERESE!  I LOVE YOU!

2 comments:

Patricia said...

From one Therese lover to another: Happy Feast Day! She's amazing! I too fell in love with the Story of a Soul, and have been reading Therese books every since...

Glad you made it to Liseiux. I did as well. Unforgettable!

God bless!

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Grace, Redemption and Peace!

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