Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 1: Celebrating My Favorite Saint: Saint Therese of Lisieux

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On October 1, the Church celebrates the feast of my favorite saint, Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower!   I blogged about why I love her so much a few years ago and how a pilgrimage to Medjugorje inspired me to name our youngest after this beloved and well-known Saint.

This year, as in year's past, we had a simple celebration with rose decorated cupcakes and we read some books about her.

Our little one whose middle name is Therese loves to celebrate her "Name Day" with cupcakes, books and her St. Therese Shining Light Doll.

At Mass on Sunday, October 1, my daughter brought roses from our rose bush to place in the vase in front of the St. Therese statue that stands in the gathering space of our church.

We read from The Little Flower: A Parable of Saint Therese of Lisieux, which is a beautifully illustrated book about how St. Therese saw herself as a little flower in a garden full of a variety of beautiful flowers. 

I won the book Mornings with Saint Therese: 120 Daily Readings at The Edel Gathering in July 2015.  I just love reading these short quotes and reflections by St. Therese.

Another book we own and enjoy is The Little Flower: The Story of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

And I'm currently reading, (along with Raising Chaste Catholic Men: Practical Advice, Mom to Mom), I Believe in Love.

If you have younger children, I just discovered Therese of Lisieux: Little Flower of Love.

Another great gift idea for a young child (or an adult ;) ) is the St. Therese of Lisieux Shining Light Doll.

If you would like to find out more about St. Therese of Lisieux be sure to read I Didn't Like St. Therese of Lisieux...Until I Learned These 8 Little Known Facts About Her, which includes a short video by Bishop Robert Barron on the life and lessons of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Have you heard this about St. Therese before?  I find this fascinating!

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