On the Feast of the Little Flower

Stephen White reflects on his time in the St. Patrick Evangelisation School in London.

“St. Thérèse of Lisieux, on whose feast I first arrived in London all those Octobers ago, knew this. She proved it by her life. She entered the convent at 15 and died at just 24, yet she became a doctor of the Church and a patron saint of missions. And this, I would eventually learn, was why Fr. Alexander chose her as one of the patrons of our little evangelization school, and why we had begun our year on her feast. Her life was small and hidden, seemingly insignificant. But her ‘Little Way’ changed the world.”

 

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