“Every scribe instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who brings forth out of his storeroom things both new and old.” Matthew 13:52
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, well acquainted with the Kingdom and famous for showering roses from Heaven, has done it again. In this little book, apt quotations from the Little Flower appear alongside beautiful old fashioned block print images of the traditional Stations of the Cross. The combination provides all little souls — from children, converts, and beginners in the spiritual life to those who have accompanied Jesus for decades — with a fresh set of meditations on Jesus’ infinite love as expressed in His Passion and Death.
Each Station begins with the customary “We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee . . .” and ends with an Our Father, Hail Mary, or Glory Be. Following the fourteen Stations are St. Thérèse’s Prayer to the Holy Face, her sister Celine's painting of the Holy Face (after the Shroud of Turin), the indulgenced Prayer Before a Crucifix, and a brief explanation of indulgences.
St. Thérèse described prayer as “a lifting up of the heart; a simple glance heavenwards; a cry of gratitude and of love, in the midst of trials as well as amidst joys. It is something great, something supernatural, which expands the soul and unites it with Jesus.”
With this book, she invites readers to join her in a simple glance heavenwards, a cry of gratitude and love, something supernatural to unite the soul with Jesus as He proceeds step by step, Station by Station, to His Passion and Death for love of us.
Walk the Way of the Cross with this Doctor of the Church as she brings forth from her Mother’s storeroom a blend of prayers both old and new. Perfect for individual devotion, group prayer, and congregational use in a parish, St. Thérèse’s little way of spiritual childhood and the Stations of the Cross blend to produce a fragrant offering of love.