Excerpts from the Apostolic Letter Divini Amoris Scientia concerning the timeliness and particular impact of the doctrine and message of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Born in 1873, Thérèse Martin died in the Carmel of Lisieux 30 September 1897. She was canonized in 1925; in 1997 she was declared a Doctor of the Church by St. John Paul II.
This year, on the 9th of June, feast of the Holy Trinity, I received the grace to understand more than ever how much Jesus desires to be loved
At the summit, as the source and goal, is the merciful love of the three Divine Persons, as she expresses it, especially in her Act of Oblation to Merciful Love
It is my heartfelt wish that the commemorative year, recently inaugurated, may arouse a renewed interest in the figure of this great Saint
The manifold Wisdom of God sometimes reveals itself more manifestly to certain beloved disciples of Christ