This book by the Sisters of Life is a marvelous source of inspiration.
The Little Flower — God’s ‘little rascal’ — achieved great sanctity within the short span of her life
‘When it comes to suicide,’ says Msgr. Charles Pope, ‘we must be very careful to remember that there is a person and a story, and this is very precious to God.’
This unconventional pro-life playbook confirms the words of Jesus to his disciples: ‘Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’
It was in gratitude for the “saving shield” of God’s merciful grace that both Thérèse and Mary poured out their lives in loving sacrifice for the salvation of souls.
‘There were two important periods in Bernadette’s life,’ says André Doze. ‘The phase of Lourdes, which was mostly under the sign of Mary, and the phase of Nevers, under the sign of Joseph.’
St. Teresa taught us that whether our life is short or long, we must determine to serve the Lord today.
The cause for Carmelite Father Hermann Cohen’s beatification is now underway.