Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Canonization of St. Therese, May 17, 1925




Dear readers:
Eighty-four years ago on this very day, Pope Pius XI canonized Saint Therese at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Twenty-three cardinals and 250 bishops were there as well, along with 500,000 people! Only 50,000 of them could enter the Basilica. The pope solemnly declared that from now on, the little Carmelite of Lisieux could be called "Saint Therese of the Child Jesus." I so wish I could have been there!




" I have never given to the good God anything but love; He will return that love. After my death I will let fall a shower of roses."—St. Therese of the Child Jesus


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