Keeping Faith (7/1)
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Keeping Faith (7/1)

There is nary anything easy about persevering in faith. Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, writes of her bitter struggle to keep the faith: “I try to live by faith, even though it affords me no consolation. I have made more acts of faith during the past year than in all the rest of my...

July 1, 2019July 1, 2019by
How Do You Pray?
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How Do You Pray?

“I pray like children who do not know how to read, I say very simply to God what I wish to say, without composing beautiful sentences, and He always understands me” (Saint Thérèse of Lisieux) Prayer is conversation with God. We talk and listen to Him simply and sincerely, easily and constantly.    

September 11, 2018March 28, 2019by
Becoming Saints (4/3)
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Becoming Saints (4/3)

“Don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint.” – Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower

April 3, 2018March 28, 2019by
Preaching Notes (Sun) 3/11
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Preaching Notes (Sun) 3/11

“Early and often the LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent His messengers to them, for He had compassion on His people and His dwelling place” (2 Chronicles 36:15). So, too, does God send messengers to us for He has compassion on us – His People – and His dwelling place – His Church. One...

March 12, 2018March 12, 2018by
Fifth Beatitude
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Fifth Beatitude

How blessed the merciful, for they will be shown mercy (Matthew 5:7). One of the ways Saint Thérèse, the Little Flower of Jesus, teaches us to love Our Lord is by setting our sights set solidly upon God’s indescribable and inexhaustible mercy. As we acknowledge and appreciate God’s mercy for us we become merciful. In...

February 4, 2017February 8, 2017by
God’s Grace Always Bears Fruit (1/27)
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God’s Grace Always Bears Fruit (1/27)

Jesus said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land” (Mark 4:26). In today’s short parable our blessed Lord explains the seed of God’s Word sown in the hearts of every person has the capacity to grow and bring forth...

January 27, 2017January 27, 2017by
Therese’s Little Way (1/22)
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Therese’s Little Way (1/22)

At once they left their nets and followed Him [Jesus] (Matthew 4:20). Call necessarily elicits response. When something or someone piques our interest, a choice immediately is before us: either to draw closer and learn more about what is intriguing or to turn from it and go a different way. Remember: not responding or postponing...

January 22, 2017January 22, 2017by
Communicating With The Dead (11/16)
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Communicating With The Dead (11/16)

“I will spend my heaven doing good on earth” (Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, +1897). Extending far beyond the saintly Carmelite, this beautiful truth undeniably includes all those beloved ones whom we lovingly believe to have been received into God’s everlasting mercy. The dead know us. They know the world they have left.  They know this...

November 16, 2016November 16, 2016by