In honor of the Year of the Priest and the historic first visit of the relics of St. Therese to England and Wales, I wrote the booklet "Praying for Priests with St. Therese," which the Catholic Truth Society has just published in Great Britain. Here Therese tells the story of her apostolate of prayer for priests, and we read excerpts from her letters to seminarian Maurice Belliere and mission priest Adolphe Roulland, the two young men to whom she was a "spiritual sister." The booklet includes an apostolic novena to St. Therese composed of excerpts from her letters to her two priest-brothers. This novena may be offered for any intention. This booklet is an easy way to read the most powerful excerpts of her inspiring letters to the two young men.
From the cover:
"St. Therese of Lisieux loved the priesthood and consecrated herself for priests, calling herself "an apostle to apostles." She did not pray for priests for their sake only, but out of love for the souls they were to serve. She prayed for the priest in solidarity with Jesus in the Eucharist, with Mary, with the Church, and with the world, and offered her life for their apostolic ministry. In this Year for Priests, Therese can lead us to share in this work of prayer by means of the special Novena for Priests included here, composed entirely of excerpts from the critical edition of her letters to a priest and a seminarian."
To order it, click on the image above. You can purchase it online; it will be shipped to you from England.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality and the life of their family, their beatification in 2008; what we can learn from them today.