A Homily in Stone: The National Shrine of the Little Flower

I was just a young child when I first visited the Shrine of the Little Flower.  My mother and sisters crowded into the car with our neighbors and drove to Royal Oak, Michigan for a pilgrimage of sorts.  We prayed a rosary at the outdoor shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and we gasped at the sheer beauty of the church which bore her name.It wasn’t until years later that I came to appreciate the rich history of the shrine.  In 1925, when Royal Oak was a sparsely populated distant suburb of Detr … [Read more...]

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