I Believe In Love: A Personal Retreat Based On The Teaching Of St. Therese Of Lisieux
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The key to happiness from one who found it in joyful abundance: St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Thérèse of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations. It’s perfect as a personal retreat when you have only a few moments to spare each day — and for spiritual reading anytime and anywhere.
Fr. Jean C. J. d’Elbée, a French priest deeply imbued with St. Thérèse’s spirit, brings you St. Thérèse’s teachings on God’s love and the confidence in Him that it should inspire in your soul; humility, peace, and fraternal charity; the apostolate; the Cross; and what it means truly to abandon yourself to Divine Providence. I Believe in Love has helped countless souls embark on the way to the Father. It will help you focus on Him throughout each day, rest in Him amid your troubles, and live joyfully with Him at every moment!
“A Theresian classic that profoundly and beautifully reveals God’s deep personal love for each of us and correspondingly awakens in us a burning love for Him. If you want to grow in love of God, this book is a must.”
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
“With felicity and wisdom, this retreat introduces St. Thérèse free of sentimentalism and obscurantism.”
Fr. George W. Rutler
A Crisis of Saints
“Whoever reads this book attentively and prayerfully will grow in the love of God and even desire to be a saint.”
Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
“Devotees of St. Thérèse will be delighted with this book, but there is something in it for all who seek holiness, the perfection of love.”
Fr. Kilian Healy, O.Carm.
Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God
“Fr. d’Elbée’s retreat, based on St. Thérèse’s ‘little way,’ draws us into the immensity of that ‘little way.’ Sophia Institute Press has done us all a great service in bringing this work back into print.”
Splendor in the Ordinary
“May this ‘personal retreat’ based on the teachings of the little nun of Lisieux be for those who use it an occasion of grace not only to enlighten their minds, but to elevate their souls to approach the sublime destiny that the ‘little way’ shows to all.”
Most Rev. Fabian Bruskewitz
Bishop of Lincoln