The Little Flower

I was sitting in a room in Oxford at a conference when I heard John Saward mention the Little Way of St Therese. I had just been finishing my book on the Rule of St Benedict and remembered that he referred to his rule as a ‘little rule for beginners. ‘Little Rule’ and ‘Little Way’ connected and I wondered if there might be a book to be written comparing the lives and teachings of two wonderful saints. Learn more about the book (and how to buy a copy) here.


LOOK! I have been asked to lead a Benedict and Therese pilgrimage to France in the Spring. Would you like to come? We’ll be visiting the Benedictine monasteries of Bec, Mt St Michel, St Anne Kergonan, Solesmes and St Benoit sur Loire (where Benedict’s relics are venerated) We’ll also be spending time in Lisieux and I’ll be conducting retreat sessions on the two saints, saying Mass daily, and we’ll have time to worship with the monks and learn more about the Little Way and the Little Rule.

If you’d like more information about the pilgrimage retreat to France, send me and email.

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