Falling in Love with St Thérèse.
Today I have a confession to make. In July I made my annual five day silent Ignatian retreat with the monks of St Joseph’s Abbey from Flavigny in France. The retreat was held in the Ards Friary retreat centre in north Donegal and, as I told my wife on my return, I met a beautiful woman there and I fell in love with her. No it wasn’t Our Lady! It was St Thérèse of the child Jesus and the Holy Face.
Many years ago I had begun to read St Thérèse’s autobiography ‘Story of a Soul’ but I didn’t get past the first two chapters as the book didn’t ‘do’ anything for me.… Read the rest