Second of the online series: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters
This is the second talk in our new online series: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters. It will explore the life and spirituality of Therese of Lisieux. Perhaps one of the most beloved saints of Western Europe, Therese died at the age of only 24 after a long struggle with tuberculosis. She had spent 9 years as a Carmelite nun, fighting to be allowed to enter the convent at the age of 15. Her hidden and simple, yet whole-hearted life of prayer was repaid with a special grace of intimacy with God. Her vocation to love in her very ordinary struggles and simple life instantly made her an immensely popular and accessible saint. Canonised only 28 years after her death, her “Story of a Soul” has been read by and inspired countless people all over the world.
Canon John Udris is Spiritual Director at St Mary’s College, Oscott, Birmingham. He has a Licence in Spirituality from the Dominican University in Rome. He is the author of two books on St Therese: ‘Holy Daring’ and ‘The Gift of St Therese of Lisieux.’
8th October – St John Henry Newman with Dr Giuseppe Pezzini.
22nd October – St Thomas Aquinas with Fr Richard Conrad, O.P.
5th November – St Francis de Sales with Canon Scott Tanner, I.C.K.S.P.
19th November – Sts Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross with Fr Matthew Blake, O.C.D.
3rd December – St Benedict of Norcia with Fr Cassian Folsom, O.S.B.
10th December – St Francis of Assisi with Fr Gabriel Kyte, C.F.R.
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