Why I love you, Mary!, Mary: Day 256

Why I love you, Mary! These concluding lines of the last poem of St. Thérèse of Lisieux were writ- ten as she was dying of tuberculosis. Speaking to Mary, she suggests that Jesus himself will tell the saints in heaven the story of her life after his resur- rection. She hopes to be there soon to hear it.Henceforth your shelter in your woe was John’s most humble dwelling; the son of Zebedee replaced the Son whom heaven adored.Naught else the Gospels tell us of thy life, in grace exc … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Father Donald Kinney

Bishop Patrick Ahern, author of Three Gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux: A Saint for Our Times, passed away on March 19, 2011. He served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York from 1970 to 1994. He was widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the spirituality of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Father Donald Kinney who personally knew Bishop Ahern and knows a good bit about Saint Thérèse himself. What follows is our exchange on Thérèse, Bishop A … [Read more...]