Saint Therese of Lisieux

Her Relevance for Today


Sister Eileen Mary SLG

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0146-7

LENGTH: 20 pages

Fairacres Publications 129

1974 Rev 1997 2/2009

St Therese’s life was short, uneventful and hidden, but her ‘Little Way’ of following Jesus for love alone is accessible to all, and fruitful beyond limits of time and place.

The life of St Therese of Lisieux was short, uneventful, and entirely hidden. Yet her ‘Little Way’ demonstrates that obedience to the precepts of the gospel and faithful following of Jesus, practised for the sake of love alone, is fruitful far beyond the limits of time and place. Sister Eileen Mary avoids the sentimental image of Saint Therese which has sometimes been presented and instead attempts to uncover Therese’s true greatness. Her ‘Little Way’ is shown to be paradoxically great, and accessible to all, whatever their circumstances.

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20 pages


Sister Eileen Mary SLG



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


Her Relevance for Today


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Author Bio

Sister Eileen Mary SLG (1921-99) entered the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God in 1952 and in her latter years lived an eremitical way of life at the Community’s Bede House in Kent. She was a member of the ecumenical Columbanus Community of Reconciliation in Belfast from 1983 to 1989. As Sister Eileen Lyddon, she wrote ‘Door Through Darkness: St John of the Cross and Mysticism in Everyday Life’ (New City, 1994).

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