Therese of Lisieux: Brevity of Life, Glory of Heaven, Beauty of Suffering

The Brevity of Life, the Glory of Heaven, and the Beauty of Suffering

brevity of lifeHow can we find encouragement here on earth? Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the brevity of life, the glory of heaven and the beauty of suffering through the perspective of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • St. Thérèse responds to her sister, Leonie, about the emotional difficulties accompanying the death of their father, Louis Martin.
  • This letter seems to take on a reversal of roles as St. Thérèse is being comforted by her sister instead of being the one to provide comfort to another.
  • Thérèse reflects on heaven and the brevity of life.
  • Thérèse chooses to see her life from the perspective of the Scriptures and from heaven.
  • Heaven is the greatest consolation.
  • Why does Thérèse thank God that He has found Leonie worthy to suffer for His love?
  • How does suffering make us like Jesus?


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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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