St. Therese’s Journey Through the Dark Night of the Soul

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss St. Thérèse’s journey through the dark night of the soul and the intense suffering that it caused her.for post on St. Therese's journey through the dark night

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Why does St. Thérèse refer to herself as “a grain of sand”?
  • The writings of St. Thérèse reflect those of St. John of the Cross: we must study the life of Jesus and imitate Him in everything we do.
  • We must detach ourselves from our own reputation.
  • St. Thérèse had a devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus and finds consolation not only for herself but for the world in a simple smile descending upon us from His blood-stained face.
  • Why does St. Thérèse long for “the homeland” at this stage in her spiritual life?
  • What is causing the suffering that St. Thérèse is experiencing?
  • Why does God have us pass through such painful purification?
  • How can one overcome the dark night of the soul?

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