You can always tell when the general consensus likes a particular book as you see it circulating from sister to sister with very little time to gather dust on the shelves. And for the past couple of months or so, the book entitled Everything is Grace, by Father Joseph Schmidt (I don’t have the book with me but I think that’s how you spell Father’s last name) has been making the rounds.
This little blurb (though late) comes in honor of St. Therese’s feast day.
Father Joseph writes of St. Therese’s spirituality in such a way that it speaks to your heart of the true simplicity of Christian perfection. In the eyes of St. Therese, everything is a grace – in accepting all that the Lord deigns to send her in the day to day ordinariness of life, in accepting and giving to God her weaknesses, faults and struggles, in thanking God for her gifts, strengths and blessings, absolutely EVERYTHING was a grace. It’s easy to talk about – but another thing to live and enflesh in our daily lives. What a beautiful companion and friend we have in Therese. She heroically walked the way of trust, confidence, surrender and she teaches and invites us to do the same.
By the way – you can purchase this book in our gift shop at the Sacred Heart Retreat House. 626-289-1353. How’s that for subtle advertising! 🙂 I ought to get a commission. 🙂 I hope you’re reading this Sister Janelle. 🙂 God bless you!