October 1st Feast of St Therese

October 1st Feast of St Therese

St Therese of the Child Jesus is probably the best-known and best-loved of Carmelite saints, partly because her Little Way, the practice of doing with love and generosity the small actions of every day, is accessible to everyone. We are not all called to great endeavours or heroic gestures, but we all have opportunities to practice patience and tolerance, to offer small kindnesses, to be accepting of others, to sacrifice our own preferences, and this on a daily basis.
St Therese called it the Little Way of Spiritual Childhood because her path to holiness was characterised by a loving trust in God her Father, knowing that her faithfulness in small things was all that she could offer, and that the love with which she offered it made it precious to God.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.