St. Therese of Lisieux discovered her vocation, her path through life: the way of love. God callled her to be Love in the heart of the Church. This young woman, who died at the age of 24, gave the world her “little way” which is to experience God in the most ordinary moments of life. And in each of these moments we can choose the path of Love, to experience God in “washing the pots and pans,” to borrow an image from Teresa of Avila.
Therese of Lisieux is patron of missionaries, those followers of Christ spreading the Good News around the world. In truth, EVERY disciple…YOU are a missionary wherever you live. We are all on a mission, leaving our homes and entering the workplace, the school, the store, the neighborhood with a mission of being the presence of Christ and speaking His gospel in ways people can receive.
Pray for those who are about to be missionaries on the Camino to Santiago. May these pilgrims walk the “little way” of Therese, the way of Love.
Buen camino. Fr. Frank