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Friday, October 18, 2013

St. Therese on littleness

By Michael Incorvia

St Therese of Lisieux
(Photo in public Domain)

Littleness is what St. Thérèse desired with all heart.  She saw littleness as a way to spiritual childhood, a pathway to heaven, for “unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

For Thérèse, littleness was surrendering to Jesus, trusting in God, bathing in Christ’s divine mercy.  In her littleness, she rested in God’s protection and found serenity.  St. Thérèse made God her Father in all aspects of her life.

She became completely dependent on God’s merciful grace.  When asked to describe this littleness, she replied:  “When we keep little we recognize our own nothingness, and expect everything from God just as a little child expects everything from his father. Nothing worries us.”

Michael originally posted this at his blog   To Love and Truth.


  1. Thanks, Michael. I never tire of reading the wisdom of St. Therese. Her "littte way" is so comforting...leading us straight to our Father's arms. God bless you!

  2. I love St Therese. Thank you!
    FYI - the link to your blog is not working. The 'T" was left off of net.

  3. Saint Therese's love for the simple, "little" way has kept me from suffocating in my egocentric over zealousness. Her wisdom has helped me to be free to experience the beauty and love of Jesus. Lovely post!


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