134 pages – Suggested weeks to complete 8-12 weeks minimum
“Of all the women’s groups, Endow has been the most healing for me. I didn’t expect all the healing graces.”
Table of Contents
Chapter One- Thérèse of Lisieux: The Greatest Saint of Our Time
Chapter Two- Rehabilitating Thérèse
Chapter Three- The Christmas Conversion
Chapter Four- The Pilgrimage to Rome
Chapter Five- Entering the Cloister
Chapter Six- The Science of Love
Chapter Seven- The Little Way
Chapter Eight- Last Conversations
Experience St. Thérèse like never before!
In this study guide, you will encounter St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, with freshness, energy and vigor. Unlike the almost universal contemporary feminine voice, both inside and outside of the Church, Thérèse offers the modern women a fresh perspective on happiness discipleship and sainthood. She presents her “Little Way” with a dramatic simplicity that continues to scandalize. Thérèse willed just the one thing: to become a saint!
These eight chapters explore Therese’s own writings as well as the writing of numerous experts, including Pope St. John Paul II. Through this study you will come to know St. Thérèse – a shockingly original woman who was full of dreams, totally authentic and free — in a whole new way. It is our fondest hope that by studying St. Thérèse, you will gain a friend in heaven to accompany you on your earthly journey!
A sample two-hour session
7:00 p.m. – Hellos
7:15–7:20 p.m. – Opening Prayer
7:20–7:40 p.m. – Read
7:40–8:00 p.m. – Discuss
8:00 p.m. – Break
8:10–8:30 p.m. – Read
8:30–8:50 p.m. – Discuss
8:50 p.m. – Closing Prayers/Announcements
9:00 p.m. – Goodbyes
Navigating the study
Each chapter is divided into three sections with discussion questions at the end of each of the sections.
Typically a group will read and discuss one chapter during their weekly meetings. For a more leisurely 12 week study, groups can work through two of the three sections. For an 8 week study, groups can either move through the sections more rapidly or be selective about which sections to complete. It is not expected that all the questions should be answered in one session or at all. They are suggestions for discussion. This is not a test, but rather a starting point for conversation and conversion.
The commentary for this study was written by Heather King. You can find more of her writings at her blog Desire Lines, in your monthly Magnificat and at her weekly Arts and Culture Column at Angelus. She has published several books too!
How to get started
Step one – Register your group
Step two – Subscribe to the Endow Newsletter and ask your group to do the same!
Step three – Join us for our next virtual event. Check out our Events page.
The Endow team is here to support you in studying this important document! For an initial 20 minute Zoom meeting with us, please contact [email protected] with the subject line “Mentoring meeting”
We are here to support you
Throughout your study, as spiritual, theological, or pastoral questions arise, please contact Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, for support and additional resources to answer any questions that may arise! Please also consider emailing her testimonies from your group! We love to hear what the Lord is doing with your women!
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St. Thérèse Promotional kit