The Dark Night

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for October 1st, 2014
Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
Virgin and Doctor of the Church

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St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

 

YOU know her for her roses and the simplicity of her spirituality. But fewer know her for the utter darkness she walked in before her death. Suffering from tuberculosis, St. Thérèse de Lisieux admitted that, if she didn’t have faith, she would have committed suicide. She said to her bedside nurse:

I am surprised that there aren’t more suicides among atheists. —as reported by Sister Marie of the Trinity; CatholicHousehold.com

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