I was thinking just how appropriate it is when St. Terese’s feast day falls on a Respect Life Sunday. She probably rejoices when her feast is superceded by the Lord’s say. The Little Way being so mired in the words of scripture on being like a child and spiritual childhood it is good to reflect on those that never get a chance of childhood, whose life is cut short in the womb. That our prayers and intercessions for those who lives are threatened are of great import. Whether these lives are in the womb, a laboratory, or a hospital room. St. Terese is a patron saint of missionaries not because she went out to the fields, but that her intercessions for missionaries helped to sow those fields. While the sphere of politics is greatly important in impeding the culture of death, without it being firmly based in a life of prayer and love it will be as St. Paul say’s like a banging gong.
Check out Father’s Stephanos homily today.
On a lighter note I am thinking of writing a diet book based on the spirituality of St. Terese called "The Little Weigh."