On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, is joined by Stephanie Burke and Claire Dwyer from the Avila Institute to discuss Chapter 3 from the Endow Study Guide on St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
In this episode, we chat about the temptation to believe that we have to be "good" in order to be loved by God and the struggle with religious scrupulosity. We discuss the paradox of God's justice and mercy and how St. Thérèse rejected the moralistic spirit of the age because she knew God's personality from having a deep prayer life. We also discuss how Thérèse's spiritual childlikeness was the condition for her explosive spiritual motherhood and how all women are called to spiritual motherhood!
"Was not Jesus my only friend?"- St. Thérèse of Lisieux