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Tag: St. Therese of Lisieux

Our Lady of the Smile

“O Thou who cam’st to smile on me at dawn of life’s beginning! Come once again to smile on me. . . . Mother! the night is nigh.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux1 ‘Our Lady of the Smile’ is not a special title of Mary. It refers, instead, to St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s claims that… Read More ›

“The Kenosis of St. Therese of Lisieux” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ez 18:25-8; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32) “The Kenosis of St. Therese of Lisieux”  PDF Version   Homily for the 26th Sunday of OT, Year A (2017): Ez 18:25-8; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 During my studies at Mt Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, I was blessed to study alongside more than… Read More ›

Living with the person who annoys you most

My kids and I were at the doctor’s office the other day, and we couldn’t help but notice the fish tank in the waiting room. Not that the tank was all that exciting, but one big fish kept chasing another smaller fish around, as if they were playing together. At first we were amused, but… Read More ›

“God, The Father of Mercies” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Lent (Lk 15: 1-3, 11-32) “God, The Father of Mercies” PDF Version

St. Charbel the Wonderworker

St. Charbel Makhlouf of Bekaa-Kafra, Lebanon – “The Wonderworker” Born: May 8, 1828 Died: December 24, 1898 Beatified: December 6, 1965 by Pope Paul VI Canonized: October 9, 1977 by Pope Paul VI Feast Day: Third Sunday in July Venerated in Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches Just a few months ago, hardly a day… Read More ›

Part 5 “Cool-Down: Living the Life of Grace – Staying on Track” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

As we come to the final instalment of our ‘Ladies Spiritual Retreat Series’ focused on our ‘Being Fit for the Kingdom’, Sharon reminds us that “we are all “works” in progress. We’re not who we were yesterday, and we’re not yet who we’ll be tomorrow. We must place our trust in God, knowing that He wouldn’t… Read More ›

St. Therese of Lisieux – October 1st

St. Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face Feast Day:  October 1 Born:  Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin on January 2, 1873 in Alencon, France Died:  September 30, 1897 at the age of 24 in Lisieux, France Declared Doctor of the Church:  October 19, 1997 Patronage:  Missions/missionaries, France, Russia, HIV/AIDS sufferers, florists and gardeners, loss of… Read More ›