Saturday, September 30, 2006

Happy Feast Day!!

As many of you surely know, today (Sunday, October 1st) is the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Or more commonly known as St. Therese of Liseux. She was a Discalced Carmelite nun (YAY Carmelites!) in the 19th century. She is one of the three female Doctors of the Church along with St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila), another Discalced Carmelite, and St. Catherine of Sienna.

In addition, she is one of the patrons of the ITI along with St. Thomas Aquinas.

She had a wonderful spirituality of doing small things for God with great love. In fact, she beleived that her place in the Body of Christ was as a heart of love.

Here you can read the Apostolic Letter from Pope John Paul II declaring her a Doctor of the Church.

Have a wonderful day!! St. Therese, ora pro nobis!!

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