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Title: Flowers from St. Therese
Post by: Brigid on January 23, 2010, 04:54:42 AM
I was at Adoration this evening and there is a large picture of Mary there. This picture has no shelf under it and the floor under it is somewhat hidden by some chairs there.

I have been praying to St. Therese quite a bit lately - and fervently, again, this morning. This wasn't a form novena, just numerous prayers. However, under the picture I saw, for the first time ever there, some red roses in a vase. Now I realize that since this is the week for the March for Life, that may have been the initial reason. But I wouldn't have been able to see them at all from the majority of the seats there.

Praise God!


Title: Re: Flowers from St. Therese
Post by: dj808 on January 25, 2010, 01:40:36 PM
In The Priority of Christ Fr. Robert Barron gives us vignettes of various Saints and the theological virtues, showing us how the infusion of divine grace while exercising these virtues leads to a supernaturally elevated life.

To be perfectly honest, I could never relate to Thèrése Of Lisieux and always found her life somewhere between gruesome and cloyingly sentimental. Hope that doesn't offend you.

Fr. Barron takes Thèrése’s sappy tale and transforms it into something I can relate to --  a story that illustrates divine grace in action. Reading Selections follow are here:

I can now say I am a fanboy.  :)


dj


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Title: Re: Flowers from St. Therese
Post by: Brigid on January 25, 2010, 10:33:19 PM
In The Priority of Christ Fr. Robert Barron gives us vignettes of various Saints and the theological virtues, showing us how the infusion of divine grace while exercising these virtues leads to a supernaturally elevated life.

To be perfectly honest, I could never relate to Thèrése Of Lisieux and always found her life somewhere between gruesome and cloyingly sentimental. Hope that doesn't offend you.

Fr. Barron takes Thèrése’s sappy tale and transforms it into something I can relate to --  a story that illustrates divine grace in action. Reading Selections follow are here:

[url]http://payingattentiontothesky.com/2009/11/06/therese-of-lisieux-an-example-of-elevated-prudence/[/url]

I can now say I am a fanboy.  :)


dj






No offense at all and I'm sure that she isn't offended either! I have known of many, many others who feel the same way you did (including myself, originally) and found a copy of Story of a Soul by a different translator - by getting a book by a different publisher - and it made all the difference in the world.


Title: Re: Flowers from St. Therese
Post by: dj808 on January 26, 2010, 02:11:46 PM
So which translation do you recommend?


Title: Re: Flowers from St. Therese
Post by: Brigid on January 26, 2010, 06:14:51 PM
So which translation do you recommend?

I'm sure it will be different for everyone. For me, I got the translation/publishers from St. Benedict Press Publications and I also prefer somewhat they're books written by St. Teresa of Avila. Personal preference. I like the books that TAN offers, however some of their translations I have trouble with. I will often look at Tans selection of books, then actually get them from a different publisher.