Surrendered to Love: The Wisdom of Therese of Lisieux
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Ralph Martin — (4 CD Set)
“Humble and poor, Therese shows the ‘little way’ of children who confide in their Father with ‘bold trust.’ The heart of her message, her spiritual attitude, is for all the faithful.” It was with these words that Pope John Paul II announced that Thérèse of Lisieux, the beloved “Little Flower” was to be made a Doctor of the Church.
In the remarkable series Surrendered to Love: The Wisdom of Thérèse of Lisieux, Ralph Martin reveals that it is neither her holiness or popularity that qualified Thérèse to be a Doctor of the Church, but the depth of her doctrine and the simple way she expressed it. As you listen, you’ll discover a saint that is also a universal teacher, whose writing makes us truly feel her presence. Like us, she had neither visions nor ecstasies, but teaches profound truths with plain speech and unforgettable stories accessible to all.
Although she had no intention of publishing it, Saint Thérèse’s autobiography The Story of a Soul has helped to bring countless souls closer to God. But Thérèse also wrote poetry, prayers, letters and even eight plays. In fact, even though she only lived to the age of twenty-four, this surprising saint left behind a body of writings greater than the renowned Carmelite mystic Saint John of the Cross! Now, you’ll encounter many practical and inspiring insights from the precious legacy of Thérèse’s spiritual thought.
The Real Thérèse
The author of several books on Catholic spirituality, Ralph Martin is a well-known Professor of Theology and the President of Renewal Ministries. His popular lectures on the teaching of the saints include presentations on Saint John of the Cross, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and Saint Teresa of Avila. With Surrendered to Love: The Wisdom of Thérèse of Lisieux you’ll go beyond popular preconceptions to encounter the real Saint Thérèse.
Now, let Ralph Martin guide you through the inspiring writings of Thérèse of Lisieux, to discover how, although she died in 1897 in an obscure Carmelite convent, she has had an amazing worldwide impact on millions of people, which continues to unfold in our day. Order now and discover why the “Little Flower” is proving to be one of the most inspiring and practically helpful saints in the history of the Church!
What you’ll learn:
How simple acts of self-denial can lead to self-mastery and real penance
How to understand Jesus’ desire for our love
What we really need to be holy
How to find joy in the inner recesses of the soul
What deep insights God granted Therese in order to reveal the nature of His love
What is our true vocation as Christians
How Therese could do more good in her hidden, contemplative life than in an active life
How divine guidance in life comes from union with God
How to find consolation in God’s justice as well as His mercy
And much more…