St Thérèse of Lisieux
St Thérèse of Lisieux: Spiritual Genius and Doctor of the Church (Intro)
Pope Pius XI called St Thérèse "a masterpiece of grace and nature" and stated that "if her way of spiritual childhood became general, it would bring the reform of human society"! Please join Marcel in this introductory video as he explains why St Thérèse is considered to be "the greatest saint of modern times" (Pope St Pius X), helping us to rediscover the heart of the Gospels.
St Thérèse of Lisieux and Mystical Phenomena (1)
Four characteristics, common in the lives of most saints, are conspicuously absent from the life of St Thérèse. Even though she quickly attained a high degree of holiness, St Thérèse went quite unnoticed in her own convent. One of the reasons for that was the absence of mystical phenomena.
St Thérèse of Lisieux and Mortifications (2)
St Thérèse was a spiritual pioneer and innovator. In this second video of our 4-part series, Marcel explains how little souls, taking St. Thérèse as their model, can achieve a great degree of holiness through practicing the way of "little" penances.
St Thérèse of Lisieux and Methods of Prayer (3)
When interviewed, Sr. Geneviève, Thérèse's actual sister who was with her in the Carmel, revealed that her "sister had no devotions". Thérèse's prayer was really very simple; she would gaze upon God and allow Him to gaze upon her. This is how she reached the heights of holiness; by simply lifting her heart up to God and allowing His loving gaze to transform her.
St. Thérèse de Lisieux's Secret of Sanctity.
St. Thérèse de Lisieux's spirituality was very simple; child-like in fact. Her trust in God's love for her was the one thing that undergirded her whole relationship with Him. And this is why she attained holiness in such a short period of time.