Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.....October 1



"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth.
They make us look to God,
rather than to this world."
St. Therese of Lisieux

7 comments:

josef_63 said...

A Happy Feast Day to all those that have a great love and devotion to our little saint from Lisieux! May she continually inspire each of us to follow her example and surrender ALL to Jesus our Best Friend! I love you Ste. Therese! John K.

aspiring said...
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Anonymous said...

The site below offers a wonderful tribute to St. Therese in a video of still photos, and information and meditation.

http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2008/10/saint-of-day-st-therese-of-lisieux.html

I don't know how to make it 'clickable' from here. Sorry. But you can copy and paste the site name into the address bar at top of the screen to get to it.

Greetings and prayers for blessings, Aspiring...

Ed said...

Happy feast day to all who love Saint Theresa.
My Grandmother always prayed to St. Theresa for me.

Irene said...

St. Therese is justly admired, and many of the things she said are wonderful quotes. But this one is sometimes unrealistic -- many people respond to trials by turning away from God.

Micki said...

Once again I thank ALL for your comments and additions to this blog. Thank you all.

It is so nice to see others who have a devotion to St. Therese.


Adrienne - Yes, many do retreat from God during trials. But I think when a trial is truly something difficult, unsolvable or unacceptable, they might learn they are not always in charge or control and thereby turn to God (assuming a faith in the first place.)
But you are right that there are some who feel God is to blame and therefore turn away. How sad.

Angela M. said...

Happy feast day Micki!