Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three Gifts of Saint Therese of Lisieux - Patrick Ahern

Ahern writes his story along with Therese's. He speaks of his own relationship with Therese and her role in his priesthood.  He focuses on the three gifts she gave him: 1. her universal appeal, 2. her conviction, and 3. her Little Way.

My favorite line from the book describing Therese "She is many things to many people, but she is especially helpful when it comes to managing feelings, both those that make us want to take on the world and those that keep us from moving forward and render us almost useless."  That's great isn't it??  Don't you want to pick up this book and read it RIGHT now?!!

It amazes me how much faith and confidence she had at the age of fifteen!  She knew that she wanted to serve God, help save souls and be at Carmel.  I am in total of awe of her.  I haven't yet read Story of a Soul but plan to start it for Lent.  

This book is short (only 78 pages), easy to read, and conveys Aherns sense of total love for Therese.  I highly recommend reading it soon!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.