1/4 – Simplicity of St Therese #1 – CONF 564

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Ave Maria!

Fr. Terrance explains the simplicity of St Therese's spirituality that characterized her Little Way. He starts with biblical references, that perfection consists in simplicity, just as God is simple and seeing all things in relation to our Creator. He relates this to prayer, including, distractions, intentions, mystical experiences, ecstasy, and to being childlike, being trusting children, also the darkness of faith, and persevering in faith when in spiritual darkness.

This is the first talk of four from his retreat on the Little Way of St Therese that focuses on her simplicity, love of neighbor, and love of God. It took place in August 2021 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN: https://maryschildren.com/

Retreat Notes (PDFs):
Talks 1-2: https://airmaria.s3.amazonaws.com/conf/conf0564-Simplicity.pdf
Talk 3: https://airmaria.s3.amazonaws.com/conf/conf0567-Love%20of%20God.pdf
Talk 4: https://airmaria.s3.amazonaws.com/conf/conf0566-Love%20of%20neighbor.pdf

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3UISSKH4aZ4

For more on this retreat:
AirMaria: https://airmaria.com/tag/st-therese-retreat-2021/ and
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UISSKH4aZ4&list=PLejh_e0-LN4zxO5D3FlwNYWzSmG7-PMJ9

Previous Retreat on St. Therese, focusing on Confidence in God: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLejh_e0-LN4z6-gNFgBC47JBq4hsWvcwz or https://airmaria.com/tag/st-therese-retreat-2020/

Source Books:

"The Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese" by Fr. Francois Jamart https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Spiritual-Doctrine-Therese-Lisieux/dp/0818903473

"The Spiritual Life: A Treatise on Ascetical and Mystical Theology", by Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey - Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Life-Treatise-Ascetical-Mystical/dp/1626540888

Online version here but it is in several sections (completeness uncertain):

Sect 1 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12628
Sect 2 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12629
Sect 3 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12630
Sect 4 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12631
Sect 5 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12632
Sect 6 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12633
Sect 7 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12634
Sect 8 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12635
Sect 9 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12636
Sect 10 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12637
Sect 11 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12638
Sect 12 - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/spiritual-life-12639

"The Theology of Christian Perfection" by Antonio Royo Marin:

Sect 1 -  http://thecatholicarchive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/147a.pdf
Sect 2 - https://thecatholicarchive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/147b.pdf

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