In 1887, when she was 14, St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, came upon a book that really impressed her.
In her autobiography, Story of a Soul, she recounts how her father was loaned this particular book. When she asked if she could read it, he allowed her request.
“This reading was one of the greatest graces in my life,” she later recounted. "I read it by the window of my study, and the impressions I received are too deep to express in human words.”
The book was The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life. It was by Father Charles Arminjon — a collection of nine conferences he had given in 1881 at the Chambery cathedral about the subjects the title captures...READ MORE