This is not so much the story of a soul, but the story of a love, the treasured love the Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen had for his dear St. Therese of Lisieux, his “Little Flower”.
Because of this intimacy and the unfathomable admiration he had for her, what lies between these pages is nothing short of remarkable, not to mention utterly captivating. Readers will find themselves moved in various ways, many of them unexpected. They will cry penitential tears, quake with happy laughter, shake their heads in disbelief, and experience an unquenchable yearning to imitate and experience the sort of closeness that both Sheen and Therese had with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The archbishop helps us realize just why St. Therese really is the “greatest saint of modern times,” and is among the greatest theologians the Church has ever produced. Using her example, he also explains the power of intercessory prayer, the necessity of virtue, how to put our suffering to good use, how to fight Satan’s influence, and how to grow in our relationship with God and our love for one another.
In short, by reading this book, you will learn how to be a saint from a saint. Dive into this story of a love and see for yourself how it will develop the story of a soul…your own.
“These sermons by Bishop Sheen represent a life long study of the spirituality of St. Therese and are among the most inspiring of his works. There are many new insights into the much studied life of the saint but also into the spiritual life of this apostle of the media. The reader will be profoundly rewarded.”
- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
“During these trying days, saints are not only needed, they are necessary. In this little book, the great Archbishop Sheen explores the spirituality of the Little Flower, giving us lessons and guidance for our own journey to Heaven. There is only one Fulton Sheen and here he is at his best: teeming with spiritual insight, filled with drama, and oh so practical. It’s like going on a retreat with the master himself – a retreat I heartily recommend.”
- Raymond Arroyo, Author of the New York Times bestseller Mother Angelica