Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Story of a Miracle

The intervention of the Little Flower.
The enigmatical expression “my way is secure and I did not go astray following it”, said at the end of the apparition which took place in the monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns of Gallipoli on the night of January 16, 1910, alluded to Saint Therese’s little way of spiritual childhood.

At first, the Carmelite nuns themselves were not able to understand the significance of these words coming from the mouth of a young Carmelite nun, who had died just 13 years before in a far distant monastery at Lisieux in French Normandy. Neither did they understand what was meant by the “confirmation of her little way of spiritual childhood”.

Mother Carmela, the prioress of the monastery at that time and witness to the apparition, related the miraculous event which was documented in the process of beatification of the “greatest saint of modern times”.


Julygirl said...

Our Lord certainly seems to love simplicity as manifested by St Therese and by our Lady choosing Bernadette as her messenger. A priest on EWTN speaking recently on Bernadette said, "She told it as she saw it without any embellishments".

Mary N. said...

Thanks for the beautiful story about St. Therese. She is another favorite of mine. Her little way has made it so much easier for many of the people in the world to follow her into sainthood. It may not be to the same degree but a saint is a saint no matter how small :) It's uncomplicated, she simplified the idea of being a saint for a lot of us who can't handle the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the like.

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