The Letters of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Those Who Knew Her: General Correspondence, vol. 2: 1890-1897

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ICS Publications, 1988 - Broj stranica: 1365

 Letters to and from St. Thérèse of Lisieux from September 1890 (Novitiate period as a Carmelite Nun) to September 1897 (death). Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke, OCD. Includes 4 pages of facsimiles of Thérèse's letters, plus general and biblical index to both volumes.

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This sequel to volume 1 contains all of Thérèse's letters from the end of September 1890 (during her novitiate) until her death in 1897, as well as many letters written to or about her. Here the mature Saint Thérèse shows the path of her growth as a religious and as a deep spiritual writer. The reader learns much about all of her correspondents, including her two "missionary brothers," and gains familiarity with the development of her thought and message. Fifty pages of complementary documents give us useful tools for studying the texts. 

 

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ABBREVIATIONS
689
Fifth Period
699
Jesus told me to descend
757
Sixth Period
771
As gold in the crucible
856
THE NEW PRIORATE OF MOTHER MARIE DE GONZAGUE
941
of souls
947
Love the key to my vocation
985
I have the hope that my exile will be short
1025
I am not dying I am entering into life
1077
Extracts From Letters About Thérèse
1197
Printed Documents
1277
Biographical Guide For Proper Names
1283
Chronology
1297
Table of References
1331
Index
1339

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O autoru (1988)

 St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face, was a Carmelite Nun in a Carmelite monastery in Lisieux, France. She is also known as the Little Flower of Jesus. She was born at Alençon, France, 2 January, 1873; died at Lisieux 30 September, 1897.


She was the ninth child of saintly parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, both of whom had wished to consecrate their lives to God in the cloister. The vocation denied them was given to their children, five of whom became religious, one to the Visitation Order and four in the Carmelite Convent of Lisieux. 

Brought up in an atmosphere of faith where every virtue and aspiration were carefully nurtured and developed, her vocation manifested itself when she was still only a child. Educated by the Benedictines, when she was fifteen she applied for permission to enter the Carmelite Convent, and being refused by the superior, went to Rome with her father, as eager to give her to God as she was to give herself, to seek the consent of the Holy Father, Leo XIII, then celebrating his jubilee. He preferred to leave the decision in the hands of the superior, who finally consented and on 9 April, 1888, at the unusual age of fifteen, Thérèse Martin entered the convent of Lisieux where two of her sisters had preceded her.

The account of the eleven years of her religious life, marked by signal graces and constant growth in holiness, is given by Sister Thérèse in her 
autobiography, written in obedience to her superior and published two years after her death. In 1901 it was translated into English, and in 1912 another translation, the first complete edition of the life of the Servant of God, containing the autobiography, "Letters and Spiritual Counsels", was published. Its success was immediate and it has passed into many editions, spreading far and wide the devotion to this "little" saint of simplicity, and abandonment in God's service, of the perfect accomplishment of small duties. This autobiography is now published 
under the title Story of a Soul.

The fame of her sanctity and the many miracles performed through her intercession caused the introduction of her cause of canonization only 
seventeen years after her death, 10 Jun, 1914. She was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997.

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