St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Apostle of Trust

St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Apostle of Trust

“I rejoice to be little, because only children and those who are like them will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.” This quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux sums up her whole life and her teaching. The “Little Flower”, as she is known, spent her brief but full life striving to be little. This message of “littleness” is so important that she was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope St. John Paul II. Her teaching goes to the very heart of the Gospel and has something to say to each one of us today. What is the greatest characteristic of a little child? Why are we called to turn and become like little children? The key boils down to one fundamental attitude: trust. We can learn so much from little children because they teach us how to trust in our Heavenly...