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St Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux will be the topic for discussion Sept. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Church.

"To Live of Love: St. Therese of Lisieux and the Path to Divine Intimacy," part of the Masters of Spirituality Series, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Immaculate Conception Church, corner of Caledonia and Western.

Sometimes referred to as the “Little Flower,” St. Therese became a Carmelite nun when she was 15. The French nun was just 24 when she died Sept. 30, 1897. After her death, her autobiography, “The Story of a Soul,” was published, and she became internationally known. In 1925, she was canonized a saint.

According to Butte priest Father Patrick Beretta, St. Therese “remains stunningly current, compelling and inspiring.”

The event is on the anniversary of her death, and Father Beretta plans to cover “her fascinating life and the rich, complex and turbulent French 19th century that sheds very significant light on her thoughts.”

The schedule is:

• 4 to 4:30 p.m. Arrival and refreshments.

• 4:30 p.m. “The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of St. Therese of Lisieux” by Father Beretta.

• 5:45 p.m. Break.

• 6 to 6:45 p.m. Small study/conversation groups presented by the Secular Discalced Carmelites, including “The Essence and Contemporary Relevance of the Spirituality of St. Therese,” “St. Therese on the Trials of Life,” and “Learn to Pray and Meditate Like a Carmelite.”

• 6:45 p.m. Break.

• 7 p.m. Mass.

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