This was a surprise review book that showed up on my doorstep via UPS last night. The cover and photos inside remind me of Story of a Soul (St. Therese of Lisieux’s autobiography). This is not an autobiography but is written so far in the same sweet, gentle style of the early-middle 1900s.
I’m still on Sr. Theophane’s (Inez’s) youth but that little tomboy’s earnestness and devotion is getting to me. It probably helps that this is reminding me somewhat of Cheaper by the Dozen in the New York state setting and time period.
It makes me think that if we stopped talking and began doing, giving, serving the less fortunate all around us, how much better the world would be. And our own souls. And, hopefully, the souls of those around us.
It may be that the life of this little anonymous missionary is a true message for our times much along the lines of that of the more famous Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Just a train of thought that this book began in me as I was washing dishes, musing over the book …