The Way of Peace of St. Therese of Lisieux
By: Fr. Joel Guibert
“I will teach you how you must navigate the stormy seas of the world with the trust and the love of a child who knows that his Father cherishes him and will never abandon him to danger.”
So wrote St. Therese, the Little Flower, whose weakness and frailty nevertheless led her to become one of the great lilies in the garden of God.
Few have known the depths of suffering as did Therese, yet even fewer have possessed the deep peace that filled her soul. Now Fr. Joël Guibert, himself steeped in the richness of the interior life, reveals Therese’s secret of serenity: total abandonment to God.
Far from a terrifying surrender to the unknown, this abandonment is rather a total acceptance of the providential love of God, who directs our hearts even in the darkest nights of our lives, without letting us so much as stumble.
Join Therese on this gentle road to sanctity, and turn over your fears, great and small, to the Lord. Allow His love to fill your soul and experience the peace that comes with total abandonment to God.