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The Little Way of Advent - Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux

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The Little Way of Advent
Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux
by Fr. Gary Caster

The Little Way of Advent follows a similar format to The Little Way of Lent.  Following the Advent and Christmas season daily Scripture readins, Fr. Caster provides an inspirational reflection for each day and a quote from St. Therese that helps to shed light on the reflection.  Because the book is not dated, it can be used in any year.  The author provides a reflection for each Sunday in the A, B, and C cycle, one for every weekday in Advent and, as an additional feature, one for every day in the Christmas season.  The Little Way of Advent focuses on St. Therese's Little Way, as well as her deep insights into the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  Fr. Caster sows the connection between the innocent child and the crucified Savior, thus providing for a rich Advent experience.

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St. Therese Of Lisieux

St. Therese Of Lisieux Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/01
Tridentine Calendar - 10/03

Patron Of: African Missions, AIDS Sufferers, Air Crews, Aircraft Pilots, Aviators, Florists, Flower Growers, France, Illness, Loss of Parents, Missionaries, Missions, Domestic, Tuberculosis

Also known as
Teresa of the Infant Jesus; Therese of the Child Jesus; the Little Flower; the Little Flower of Jesus

    Born to a middle-class French family. Her father, Louis, was a watchmaker, her mother, who died of cancer when Therese was 4, was a lace maker, and both have been declared Venerable by the Church. Cured from an illness at age eight when a statue of the Blessed Virgin smiled at her. Carmelite nun at age 15. Defined her path to God and holiness as "The Little Way," which consisted of love and trust in God. At the direction of her spiritual director, and against her wishes, she dictated her famed autobiography Story of a Soul. Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

    "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." - Saint Therese of Lisieux

    2 January 1873 at Alcon, Normandy, France

    7pm Thursday 30 September 1897 at Lisieux, France of tuberculosis

    14 August 1921 by Pope Benedict XV

    29 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI

    17 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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