Little Catechism of the Act of Oblation of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
by the Carmelites of Lisieux
32 pp. paperback
FORWARD OF FIRST EDITION: The object of this Little Catechism is to reply to the many inquiries made by persons who are anxious to imitate St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus in her Act of Oblation to the Merciful Love of the good God.
It seems useful both for the enlightenment and the consolation of a great number, to fix more definitely in accordance with the original texts of the Saint and the instructions she gave to her novices, her attitude of mind on the subject of this Act, new in the Annals of Holy Church, and which burst spontaneously from her heart at the full height of her spiritual life.
"Oceans of graces," according to her admission, "flooded my soul since the happy day...." (June 9, 1895) The dream of our Saint was to procure the same benefit for all souls of good will, sincerely desirous of loving the good God and of pleasing Him.
May these humble pages bear to all, together with their encouragement, her pressing invitation to taste for themselves, by a happy experience, the sweetness of the Divine Mercies.
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