to our Lisieux directory honoring
St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as "The Little Flower," and Therese
the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face and whom Holy Mother Church has
"Prodigy of Miracles . . .
the Greatest Saint of Modern Times." We have completely refurbished
One day a priest said to Pope Pius X who had signed
the decree for the introduction of St. Therese's cause, that there was
nothing extraordinary in the life of Therese. The Pontiff replied:
is most extraordinary about this soul is precisely her extreme
Consult your theology." This theological truth, that sanctity lies in
is the teaching most needed in our time. It was the littleness of St.
that is to say, her utter dependence on God, her complete dependence as
a little child, and with it the confidence which only a little child
possess, it was upon these foundations that God fashioned His Saint. It
is upon these foundations alone that God can build true greatness.
The story of the Saint's beatification and
is extraordinary, that no one could question.
Pope Pius X signed the decree for her cause
on June 10, 1914; the rapidity with which her cause went forward was
unparalleled in the Church. Pope Benedict the XV, in order to hasten
process dispensed with the usual fifty year process under canon law
death and beatification. On the 14th of August, 1921 he declared that
had lived a life of heroic virtue. Pope Pius XI continued the cause
beatification through canonization. The two miracles necessary for the
first was easy and on April 29th, 1923, she was Beatified in St.
Basilica. the outpouring from all over the world and the Pontiff's on
from the Holy Spirit again spurred a Pope to dispense with canon
time frames and Therese was canonized while her four sister nuns were
living, just two years after her beatification, on May 17, 1925. The
in St. Peter's is almost impossible to describe in words; the gathering
was the largest and most distinguished for centuries. Thirty-four
were present, over two hundred bishops and innumerable representatives
from religious orders and missionary societies.
St. Therese is still sending miracles, her Shower
of Roses, to earth to this day. Come in and learn about and be inspired
by this great great Saint.
HER FEAST IS OCTOBER 3, the Traditional
This Museum is dedicated to Fr. John Fongemie,
FSSP, who was instrumental in providing some of the material used for
presentation and who has shown such a keen interest in the Saint that
was strengthened. There is a secondary impetus for this directory:
ARE SOME WEB SITES FEATURING ST. THERESE AS THEIR STANDARD BEARER AND
'RAISON DE ETRE' AND WHEN YOU GO THERE AT LEAST ONE IS QUITE
THAT IS, JUST UNTIL YOU READ ALONG AND DISCOVER THAT THE REAL AIM OF
SITE IS TO INDUCE CATHOLICS TO SUPPORT THE "ORDINATION" OF WOMEN: THE
WHO HAVE PUT THE SITE TOGETHER HOLD ST. THERESE AS THEIR HEROINE OF
BASED ON SOME CLAIM THAT SHE ONCE UTTERED A WISH FOR ORDINATION. NOW,
THIS IS TRUE AND NOT A MISQUOTE OR A LIE, SO WHAT? ALL KINDS OF SAINTS
HAVE SAID THINGS THEY LATER UNDERSTOOD, HAVING LIVED LONG ENOUGH, AS
AND OR ILL PUT AND HAVE EITHER RETRACTED THOSE UNFORTUNATE STATEMENTS
EXPLAINED THE CONTEXT. BUT WE KNOW OF NO RECORD OF THAT UTTERANCE FROM
ST. THERESE. THE LITTLE FLOWER LIVED BUT 24 YEARS, THE LAST FEW IN PAIN
AND TERRIBLE SUFFERING. IS THERE ANY ONE OF TRUE CATHOLIC INTEGRITY WHO
COULD DOUBT THAT IF ST. THERESE LIVED AT THIS TIME SHE WOULD NOT BE
TO THE MAGISTERIUM? OF COURSE NOT! A WISHFUL STATEMENT IS HARDLY THE
OF ACTIVE PROMOTION OF THE SAME AS THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING AT THESE
MOST UNFORTUNATE WEB SITES. THEY MIGHT BE WELL INTENDED, BUT WE MUST
WE CANNOT CONTROL WHAT THEY SAY
AND DO, BUT WE CAN MAKE REPARATION OF A SORT, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE
HERE. TO HONOR ST. THERESE FOR THE SAKE OF THE LOVE OF GOD AND THIS
SAINT AND TO RESTORE THE INTEGRITY OF HER HONOR, NOW BEING PLUNDERED BY
DISSENTERS. WE DO NOT KNOW THE STATE OF THEIR HEARTS, THAT IS UP TO
BUT WE MUST JUDGE SITUATIONS OBJECTIVELY SO AS TO PREVENT ERROR AND THE
LOSS OF SOULS. OBJECTIVELY SPEAKING, TO USE A SAINT FOR THE GOAL OF
IS AN OUTRAGE. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM AND WE HOPE YOU VISIT THIS WING OF
CATHOLIC TRADITION OFTEN. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW "WEBSTERS" ABOUT
THIS DIRECTORY FOR ST. THERESE.
IN ADDITION, PORNOGRAPHY IS AT AN
ALL-TIME HIGH. WE BECOME WHAT WE SEE, FOR IMAGES CAN BE MORE POWERFUL
WORDS. EVERY PRACTICING CATHOLIC AND OR CHRISTIAN HAS TO STRUGGLE TO
EVERY DAY IMAGES OF DEBAUCHERY AND SAVAGERY THAT BOMBARD US IN OUR
DUTIES AMIDST THIS MOST SORRY CULTURE WE FIND OURSELVES IN, AS ALIENS
WHAT WAS ONCE OUR OWN LAND. THE SIMPLE, SWEET BEAUTY OF ST. THERESE IS
THE PERFECT REMEDY OF REPARATION FOR WHAT AILS AMERICAN SOCIETY TODAY.
TO READ A SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION ON
THE ABOVE MATTER FROM A VISITOR TO THIS DIRECTORY, JASON, CLICK HERE.