St. Therese Society

a group of college and young professional women in St. Louis seeking to deepen their spirituality and grow in holiness while discerning a possible vocation to religious life

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Location: St. Louis, Missouri

"Charity gave me the key to my vocation. I understood that the Church had a Heart and that this Heart was burning with love. I understood that Love comprised all vocations, that Love was everything, that it embraced all times and a word, that it was eternal! My vocation, at last I have found it...My vocation is Love!"

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

November Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Archdiocese Vocations Office (map)
Topic: Responding in Holiness: God's Invitation to Friendship
Speaker: Father Michael Monshau, OP

Please join us for this meeting. Come meet other college-aged and young adult women and hear Father's wonderful talk!

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Faith, as we know from the experience of our Christian lives, is not vision. Faith is the condition of our earthly lives, and it is meant to yield to the vision of heaven, in which our acceptance of Christ will be complete and our possession of him total. In the meantime, St. Peter tells us we are to rejoice: “In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
--Justin Cardinal Rigali

Monday, October 01, 2007

Feast of St. Therese

True charity consists in putting up with all one's neighbor's faults, never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues.
-- St Therese of Lisieux

Friday, September 28, 2007

Christianity is not simply a doctrine: it is an encounter in faith with God made present in our history through the incarnation of Jesus.
Try by every means to make this encounter possible, and look towards Jesus who is passionately seeking you. Seek him with the eyes of the flesh through the events of life and in the faces of others; but seek him too with the eyes of the soul through prayer and meditation on the Word of God, because "The contemplation of Christ's face cannot fail to be inspired by all that we are told about him in Sacred Scripture."
To see Jesus, to contemplate his Face, is an unquenchable desire, but it is a desire that man unfortunately may also deform. This is what happens with sin, because it is the very essence of sin to draw our eyes away from the Creator and to turn them towards what he has created.
To be truly free means having the strength to choose the One for whom we were created and accepting his lordship over our lives. You perceive it in the depths of your heart: all that is good on earth, all professional success, even the human love that you dream of, can never fully satisfy your deepest and most intimate desires. Only an encounter with Jesus can give full meaning to your lives: "for you made us for yourself, and our heart finds no peace until it rests in you." Do not let yourselves be distracted from this search. Persevere in it because it is your fulfillment and your joy that is at stake.
--Pope John Paul II, March 2004

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul

We should learn of Jesus Christ to be meek and humble of heart, and ask Him unceasingly for these two virtues. We ought, particularly, to avoid the two contrary vices which would cause us to destroy with one hand what we seek to raise with the other.
-St. Vincent de Paul