“Praise of a warrior”: Thérèse of Lisieux, the fighter of spirituality

Book. How can a religion which preaches unconditional love also be that of a God presented as the “Lord of Hosts” where the “Fighting Warrior” ? “I did not come to bring peace, but the sword”, declares Jesus himself (Matthew 10, 34), in a sentence which has been the subject of a rich exegesis and … Read more

Books: Thérèse of Lisieux and Benedict XVI compete for the best sales

Essays, novels, biographies… Find the ranking of best-selling books from January 5 to 11, 2023 in La Procure bookstores. A strong increase in sales of books related to Benedict XVI since his death has also been noted. A selection of inspiring readings from books published over the past four months. 1BENEDICT XVI, SERVANT OF LOVE: … Read more

Thérèse of the Child Jesus, 150 years of love

It has been 150 years since she was born who would become Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face. Quebec poet and writer Jacques Gauthier, author of “Thérèse Martin, a fabulous destiny” (Part One, 2022), is delighted with the public tributes surrounding the event, but recalls that it was Jesus alone … Read more

Our cultural selection on Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux

Album. Natasha St-Pier asks only to believe Believe, MCA, €14.99. The Acadian singer’s new spiritual album, “Croire”, comes out on the occasion of the Assumption Day and gives thanks to women. “Whether they are anonymous mothers or saints, they have a quiet strength within them, a gentleness that inspires me”, confides the singer who could … Read more

Today, 150 years ago, Saint Therese of Lisieux was born: she has a message for consecrated and laity

On January 2, 1873, 150 years ago, was born in Alençon, Normandy, a girl whom her parents named Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin. She became a Carmelite religious, died of illness at the age of 24 and left writings that have touched thousands and thousands of minds and hearts. The Church celebrates her as Saint Teresa of Lisieux … Read more

The ten dates that have inscribed Thérèse of Lisieux in the hearts of the faithful all over the world

150 years after her birth, celebrated on January 2, 2022, Thérèse of Lisieux, the most famous saint of modern times, is celebrated by Christians around the world. Here are the ten key dates that have definitely inscribed little Thérèse in the hearts of the faithful. Do you know that Aleteia lives only thanks to the … Read more

The “little Thérèse”, an immense treasure for our time

On January 2, 2023, the Church celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, on January 2, 1873 in Alençon. An anniversary with which Unesco is associated for the 2022-2023 biennium. A strong sign, which shows that Thérèse’s influence extends far beyond the Church and believers: as a woman of peace, … Read more

“Saint Thérèse is very Lutheran when she speaks of grace”

Protestant, how did you discover Saint Thérèse of Lisieux? Karin Johannesson: I grew up in a Lutheran family, we went to church. There was a bookshop in our neighborhood run by the publishing house of the Free Churches of Sweden, and we must believe that they liked the saints of Carmel because they sold the … Read more

The 10 reasons why Therese of Lisieux, in her twenties, was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church

The anecdote of Saint Pius X’s meeting with a missionary bishop who had given him a portrait of Saint Therese of Lisieux is well known. The Pope had told him:This is the greatest saint of modern times.”. The knowledge that Pope Sarto had of Teresa came from afar and that is why he did not … Read more