Whangarei Community Day November 2

Venue: St Francis Xavier Church Hall. Corner Kamo Road and Park Ave.

When:  Saturday 2nd November 2019, 9 30 am to 3 00 pm

Bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee provided.

Small koha appreciated.

THEME:      A  DAY with ST THERESE of LISIEUX  (1873 – 1897)

Therese was a young woman who as a Carmelite nun in the late 19th Century was an example of courage, simplicity and practical wisdom that resonated far beyond her cloistered walls into the modern and post modern periods.

I can nourish myself on nothing but the truth. Aug 1897  Last Conversations.

Everything conspires for the good of each individual soul, just as the march of the seasons is designed to make the most insignificant daisy unfold its petals on the day appointed for it.—- Story of a Soul pg 27.

St Edith Stein learned from studying the life of Therese a deep understanding of the Carmelite vocation.  She spoke of Therese in a letter of 1933: My impression was, that this was a life which had been absolutely transformed by the love of God, down to the last detail.

William Johnston SJ in his autobiography “ Mystical Journey” wrote:  A book that impressed me enormously was the autobiography of Therese of Lisieux , which I read again and again. Then I began to think seriously about my vocation.  Pg 25.

Similar influences were experienced also by Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.

The day will consist in reflecting upon Therese’s brief life as expressed in her own words and those who were close to her.

There will be two periods of meditation.

Newcomers to meditation are welcome.

Please let me know if you are intending to come.

CONTACT:  Michael  email: md1@outlook.co.nz

                                     Phone: 09 436 5663.