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Chapter 1

About This Episode

On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, is joined by Stephanie Burke and Claire Dwyer from the Avila Institute to discuss Chapter 1 from the Endow Study Guide on St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Show Notes

In this episode, we share the story of our friendship with St. Thérèse, why she is great and should be known! We also discuss the paradox of how you can't "make yourself" holy, but how adopting Thérèse's HOLY DARING, boldness, and confidence with God is the condition for becoming a saint. We invite you to consider how her example of the freedom of a child is the remedy to our culture's struggle with existential orphanhood.

Discussion Questions

1. What has your experience been of Saint Thérèse? What are you hoping to get out of this study of her life and teachings?

2. What are the characteristics that to your mind are most needed in a modern saint?

3. What is your idea of a saint?

Quotes To Ponder

"My vocation is love!"- St. Thérèse of Lisieux