St. Therese, the Little Flower: a reflection by Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts

Msgr. Esseff reflects on the life and prayer of St. Therese, the Little Flower. St. Therese He speaks of her simplicity of heart and great humility in her “little way”.  He shares his experience of his own mother’s prayer and that of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who both loved and prayed with the “Little Flower”.   The key is her “hiddeness”  and the beauty of a child.  She has a special message for woman the world over, especially for our culture in the United States.

He would encourage all of us to ask in petition you may have need of, an educational issue, a job decision, a health issue, whatever it might be, turn to  St. Therese in prayer, especially today and tomorrow (the feast of the Guardian Angels).  He shares the story of his cousin Jimmy, his accident and a stranger who came to his aid, and why the angels and the saints and the power of prayer have such an influence on our lives.

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