Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux [The Authorized English Translation of Thérèse's Original Unaltered Manuscripts]

Author: St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0960087605

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke, OCD, 3rd ed. (1997). Includes Bibliography, general Index, and 11 photos. Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this "story of my soul," first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world. Decades later, in response to growing requests from scholars and devotees of the Saint, a facsimile edition of the manuscripts appeared, along with more popular French editions of what the Saint had actually written. Here, expressed with all of Thérèse's original spontaneity and fervor, we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality: confidence and love, the "little way," abandonment to God's merciful love, and her "mission" in the church and world today. Father John Clarke's acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse's own words, from the original manuscripts. This new edition, prepared for the centenary of the Saint's death, includes a select bibliography of recent works in English on Thérèse, along with a new referencing system now widely used in studies of her doctrine.

Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition

Author: Marc Foley, OCD,St. Therese of Lisieux

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0935216995

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. The index is fully linked. Shortly before she died, Thérèse Martin predicted that her “Little Way” to holiness would be an inspiration for countless people. Time has proved Thérèse’s prediction to be true. Since its publication, Story of a Soul has been translated into over fifty languages. It is acknowledged to be one of the great spiritual testimonies of all times and has inspired millions of readers from all walks of life. Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse’s own words from the original manuscripts.

Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

Author: Saint Therese

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

ISBN: 9781614273103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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2012 Reprint of 1958 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. St. Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower," was recently declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, the third woman to receive this honor in 2000 years. She thus ranks with such intellectual and theological giants as St. Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas. This elevation is all the more astonishing when we consider her background; born to a bourgeois family in provincial 19th century France, she entered a cloistered convent at the age of 15, and died in obscurity at age 24. The posthumous publication of her spiritual journals created a sensation in the Catholic world comparable to that produced in the postwar world by "The Diary of Ann Frank." Adopted as a universal "little sister" by the French soldiers of World War I, St. Therese's naive, charming, but profound words were carried next to many an infantryman's heart. Therese's story and the effect of her powerful personality and passionate devotion have lost none of their force. "At last I have found my calling," she declared. "My calling is love." The core of her spiritual message, the "little way" is the recognition that any act, no matter how trivial, is infinitely valuable if done out of love. Her influence on other great 20th century figures such as Theresa of Calcutta and Edith Stein is obvious. This is a unique book, to be read with pleasure, with joy, and with the assurance of great spiritual benefit. The homely and human details of Therese's short life lead to the path of enlightenment. In her memoirs, she describes spiritual life: she lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God's love. "What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love." Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes enamored with what is before her, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese's spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love.

The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Author: Saint Thérèse (de Lisieux)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385029032

Category: Christian women saints

Page: 166

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Translates the autobiography of nineteenth-century French saint Thérèse of Lisieux, which was finished shortly before her death at the age of twenty-four and shows her devotion to Christ and her desire to spread his love to those who suffered.

Story of a Soul

Author: St Therese of Lisieux

Publisher: Value Classic Reprints

ISBN: 9781640322134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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Complete edition of the Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux, translated by Thomas Taylor. This edition includes over 288 footnotes, and many additional letters, counsels, and prayers, creating a study edition for readers to better understand St. Therese's 'little way' to deepening a relationship with God. Read with an open heart, this book is helpful to read again and again at various stages of life. "To me it seems that humility is truth. I do not know whether I am humble, but I do know that I see the truth in all things." No student of thought should be without this historic book. This edition is provided in a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Author: Thomas Keating

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 73

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During the year 2000, the relics of Saint Th r se of Lisieux (1874-1897) toured throughout the United States--at once confirming and stimulating an extraordinary resurgence of interest in the life and work of a Carmelite nun known as the "Little Flower." In Th r se of Lisieux: Transformation in Christ, Abbot Thomas Keating reflects on what St Th r se understood the teaching of Jesus Christ to be. Th r se had an extraordinary penetration into the heart of Jesus' teaching, something she developed into a program for daily life. Although she was only twenty-four years old when she died, Th r se had an extraordinary spiritual maturity. Father Keating writes about the teachings of Jesus in the parables and then shows what extraordinary insight Th r se had into those enigmatic sayings. According to Father Keating, St. Th r se tried to live the Gospel precept, "To love one another as I have loved you " on a daily basis. She believed it was the best program to propose to people because anybody could do it and because the Kingdom of God was, and is, in everyday life and in what we, as individuals, do with it. As Father Keating shows, St. Th r se's teaching continues to reveal to us that if we only build up instead of tear down others and fully and lovingly trust that Christ is with us until the end of time we will be transformed.

The Story of a Soul

Author: St Theresa of Lisieux,Saint Therese of Lisieux

Publisher: Tan Books & Pub

ISBN: 9780895551559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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The Story of a Soul conveys St Therese of Liseux's "Little Way" of spiritual childhood - her "elevator" to Heaven, as she called it. This method was approved by Pope Pius XI as a way for all to grow in holiness through unfailing confidence and childlike delight in God's merciful love. Encouraged by many Popes, including Benedict XVI and St. Pius X, this book is essential for any Catholic who desires to easily grow closer to God through the "Little Way" of the :greatest saint of modern times."

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Her Last Conversations

Author: Saint Thérèse (de Lisieux)

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9780960087631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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Those who attended St. Thérèse of Lisieux during her last illness were living in the company of one of God's "greatest" saints, one prepared for our times. Fortunately for us they did not simply listen to her conversations, but wrote down what they remembered. This volume brings together their reports of Thérèse's "final words" during her last months, including some of her most famous sayings, such as "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth." The book includes general and biblical index, with 12 photos.

The Story of the Soul

Author: Saint Therese of Lisieux

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063346

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Beloved as "the Little Flower of Jesus," Marie-Fran oise-Th r se Martin-or SAINT TH R SE OF LISIEUX (1873-1897)-is remembered today for this, her spiritual autobiography. Before her too-young death from tuberculosis at the age of 24, she put down in words her simple yet profound approach to the worship of God, called her "little way," a philosophy of everyday goodness and appreciation of life and nature that anyone may follow. Remarkably, her deep piety grew from her own life-long suffering, from the loss of her mother at age four to her own ill health, and through them her dedication to obedience of and surrender to God's will.A favorite of spiritual seekers, this is a lovely work of devotion and prayfulness.