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A Martyrdom of Love

October 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Canonizations, Claire Dwyer, Family, FEATURED, Motherhood

    Pope Paul VI with Archbishop Oscar Romero, both of whom will be canonized Sunday, October 14, 2018, in Rome. Editor/Author's note: This post was written three years ago, as the cause for Archbishop Romero's canonization was moving forward.  On Sunday, he will be canonized along with Pope Paul IV in Rome.  In view of that, I thought it was worth revisiting the theme of martyrdom which he brought into a new light... Read More

St. Therese: His Strength Made Perfect in Her Weakness

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Claire Dwyer, Humility, Saints

Gravure de "Sainte Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus, Histoire d'une âme écrite par elle-même, Lisieux, Office central de Lisieux (Calvados), & Bar-le-Duc, Imprimerie Saint-Paul, 1937, édition 1940."

If there was ever a Saint who needed no introduction, it may be the one who opens October – St. Thérèse of Lisieux.   Born in France in 1873, the fifth surviving daughter of St. Louis and Zélie Martin, she lived a simple, happy childhood marred by the death of her mother when she was only four years old.  Thérèse remained surrounded by the intimacy and devotion of her tight family circle until she entered the Carmelite... Read More