This course will give an overview of the life and her family in which lived. It will introduce you to the principal themes of the spirituality of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. We will look at her works including poems drawings etc. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on why her “Little Way” is so important in the new millennia and how St. Thérèse attained the summit of love. Little St. Thérèse did by facing the depths of her own powerlessness, and by abandoning herself more and more to the incarnation of God’s mercy… Jesus Christ. She gave her life as a victim for souls so that they may know His merciful love.
“I beseech You to cast Your Divine glance upon a vast number of little souls. I beg You to choose in this world a multitude of little victims worthy of Your Love.”
–St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
Vatican II states, all are called to holiness. With Thérèse, and entering into her way of humility, suffering, beauty, and spiritual thoughtfulness, we too can grow in awareness of being loved by an infinitely merciful Father.