The Petal Path

March 7, 2011

Shower of roses

Image Credit: Rickshaw Diaries

A Hall Pass

 Therese, the great mystic, fell asleep frequently at prayer. She was embarrassed by her inability to remain awake during her hours in chapel with the religious community. Finally, in perhaps her most charming and accurate characterization of the “little way,” she noted that, just as parents love their children as much while asleep as awake, so God loved her even though she often slept during the time for prayers.


 Further Reading:

Society of the Little Flower: Spreading Devotion to St Therese of Lisieux

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