Thérèse Week Challenge!

October 1, 2017

 

Today we celebrate a Doctor of the Church, a Hooooly Lady: St. Thérèse de Lisieux! 

 

Because Thérèse is one of the 4Ts we have asked to be patronesses of AskAuntKatie.com we are going to celebrate her ALL WEEK!

 

This week’s challenge is to reflect on a few of her incredibly beautiful, often simple yet profound (and sometimes painful) famous Saint Thérèse quotes... 

  • How can you live out these truths? 

  • What is God asking of you through these challenging quotes? 

  • How will you live out The Little Way this week?

 

 I’ll leave you 7 to choose from (Keep in mind, you can choose all. #WWTD)  

 

(1) You do you:

 

"The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness." 

 

(2) Straight Outta Cloister:

 

"When one loves, one does not calculate."

 

(3) Feel the need to kneel?

 

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy."
 

(4) Other People’s Children

 

"I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors' defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues." 

 

(5) When you need a nap

 

“It is wrong to pass one’s time in fretting, instead of sleeping on the Heart of Jesus.” 

 

(6) Worried about what to be when you grow up?

 

"Then, overcome by joy, I cried, 'Jesus, my love. At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things."

 

(7) All of it. (Suffering included.)

 

"Je Choisis Tout." Click the link to learn why this Thérèse quote is so special to Aunt Katie!

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