The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Lesson in Community

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a French Carmelite nun, died of tuberculosis at the age of 24.  She lived what she called a “little” life. But because of the influence of her memoir, “The Story of a Soul,”  Thérèse quickly became one of the most popular saints of the twentieth century. Canonized in 1925,  Thérèse inspired thousands to follow her “little way” of commitment to love the tasks and people we meet in everyday life. It’s no wonder, then, that Rod Dreher refers obliquely to St. Thérèse in the … [Read more...]