Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Statue of St. Thérèse of Liseux in the nave

St. Thérèse de Lisieux, The Little Flower, is pictured here with her characteristic roses.  A French Carmelite nun, a saint, and a Doctor of the Church, she advanced a simple but beautiful spirituality called the “Little Way”:

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.
                 - St. Thérèse of Lisieux

The base of this statue used to contain a first class relic of the saint until...

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