Today is the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux, a Carmelite Nun from age 15 until she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Though she did not do anything visibly remarkable in her short ministry on earth, she had a huge capacity for love and a spiritual maturity well beyond her years. St. Therese taught us that nothing is small in the eyes of God and to do everything with love. This unobtrusive principle was Therese’s great strength.

“Loving God, help me today to put the needs of others in the forefront of my life, loving in the “Little Way” of St. Therese, the “Little Flower.” A-men.”