Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Books and Today's Saint

Yes, Therese of Lisieux was a media apostle, even if she didn't quite set out to be that kind of missionary. The young Doctor of the Church died two years after the invention of cinema, so she didn't even have a chance to really learn about any media aside from print. And yet here she is, patron of the missions, and therefore one of the patrons of the media apostolate. So it is fitting to feature just a few of the many books her life has inspired: biographies, yes, but also one title with selections from  her writings (a good book to share with someone who is suffering), and a pair of books on her spirituality. (Most of these are available in e-book formats so you can start reading them right away.)

Biography:
Story of a Soul: the book that started it all, in the Carmelite translation
For young readers: St Therese of Lisieux, the Way of Love

The Little Way:
Comfort in Hardship: Wisdom from St. Therese: How do I hold on to faith when my heart hurts so much?
My Vocation is Love: St Therese' Way to Total Trust (a classic on the Little Way)
Holy Daring: The Fearless Trust of St. Therese of Lisieux (Take a look inside!)

1 comment:

catholic traveller said...

My son loved reading about the Little Flower in the old "Catholic Children's Treasure Box" magazines.