Wednesday, October 1, 2008
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
"Each time that my enemy would provoke me to fight I behave like a brave soldier. I know that a duel is an act of cowardice, and so, without once looking him in the face, I turn my back on the foe, hasten to my Saviour, and vow that I am ready to shed my blood in witness of my belief in Heaven." -St Therese
Today is the feast day of St. Therese....an excellent source for information regarding this beloved saint is on EWTN. She was the first saint I remember reaching out to. Way before my conversion I went to the National Shrine in Washington DC, I was about 17 and I received a How to pray the rosary and a little paper about St. Therese, I stuck it away in my wallet. I wasn't until about 8 years later that I pulled it out and started to read it.
The link to the EWTN St Therese http://www.ewtn.com/Therese/Therese.htm