*** *** *** “A word or smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.” (St. Therese)

— St. Therese (1873-1897) received permission to enter the Carmelite convent at only 15; her insight and deep spirituality were way beyond her years. She is remembered for her “little way” of seeking sanctity by doing daily chores with little acts of charity and making sacrifices. Her many inspirational writings include “Story of a Soul,” the autobiography of her interior life.
— In today’s age of ‘self-importance,’ the insight of St. Therese is even more needed. She sought to serve others by doing things outside of herself, with acts of love and sacrifice.