Therese: Saint for our Violent Times


Therese is famous for her statement that she will be love at the heart of the Church, the mystical body. She reminds us that we are all called to be “Love” in our own way.

This retreat will provide input and reflective time to consider what Therese understood by being a nonviolent loving person. We will reflect on her life and teaching, as well as the implications of her authority as a Doctor of the Church. We will consider how we might handle our imperfections as Therese handled hers. We will discuss how we might “love our enemies,” just as Therese loved the difficult nuns she lived with. We will consider what it might look like for us to be loving persons in our individual and communal way, especially at this time of such personal and social violence.

Date, Time, and Cost:

This program is offered on November 9, 2016 from 10 AM to 3:00 PM.  The cost is $25 which includes lunch.

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About The Presenter: Brother Joseph Schmidt FSC

Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC, a De La Salle Christian Brother, is a spiritual director, counselor, author and retreat presenter, He has been for many years on the staff of Sangre de Cristo, an international sabbatical center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is recently returned from five years in ministry in Kenya teaching and giving retreats on Therese of Lisieux. He has authored Praying Our Experiences; Praying with Therese of Lisieux; Everything is Grace: The Life and Way of Therese of Lisieux; and Walking the Little Way. He resides at LaSalle University in Philadelphia/

Date(s) - 11/09/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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