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Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Doctors of the Church
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Posted on 03/22/2010 9:07:23 PM PDT by Salvation

Catholic Biblical Apologetics


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What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why?

This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries.

This is a set of lecture notes used since 1985 to teach the basis for key doctrines and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. The objectives of the course were, and are:

The course grew out of the need for the authors to continually answer questions about their faith tradition and their work. (Both authors are active members of Catholic parish communities in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Robert Schihl was a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. Paul Flanagan is a consultant specializing in preparing people for technology based changes.) At the time these notes were first prepared, the authors were spending time in their faith community answering questions about their Protestant Evangelical workplaces (Mr. Flanagan was then a senior executive at the Christian Broadcasting Network), and time in their workplaces answering similar questions about their Roman Catholic faith community. These notes are the result of more than a decade of facilitating dialogue among those who wish to learn more about what the Roman Catholic Church teaches and why.

Doctors of the Catholic Church

Doctors of the Church

Catholic Christians believe that the promise of the Spirit of Truth to guide believers in truth is found in the constant faith of the Church as preserved in the writings of the Doctors of the Church also, equally "faithful people." The Doctors of the Church are eminent Christian teachers who are proclaimed to be worthy of the title. The Church recognized these faithful people and teachers for their contribution to the belief and understanding of the faith. Doctors of the Church must be canonized a saint, known for their learning, and must be proclaimed such by either the Bishop of Rome or an ecumenical council.

Ephrem The Syrian, St.

Personal
Deacon, monk
Noted for his defense of the Church, the mysteries of Our Lord and the honor of the Virgin Mary.
Named in 1920 by Benedict XV
Place and dates
306?-373
Writings
Wrote exegetical works and hymns

Athanasius, St.

Personal
Eastern theologian
Named in 1568 by Pius V
Place and dates
293-373
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Cyril of Jerusalem, St.

Personal
Eastern theologian
Named in 1882 by Leo XIII
Place and dates
315?-387?
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Basil, St. (the Great)

Personal
Eastern theologian
Named in 1568 by Pius V
Place and dates
329?-379
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Gregory of Nazianzus, St.

Personal
Eastern theologian
Named in 1568 by Pius V
Place and dates
329?-389
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Ambrose, St.

Personal
Western theologian
Named in 1298 by Bonaface VIII
Place and dates
340?-397
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Jerome, St.

Personal
Western theologian
Named in 1298 by Bonaface VIII
Place and dates
345?-419
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

John Chrysostom, St.

Personal
Eastern theologian
Named in 1568 by Pius V
Place and dates
349?-407
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Hilary of Poitiers, St.

Personal
Pagan, convert in 350
Bishop of Poitiers, 353
Defended the decrees of the Council of Nicaea
Named in 1851 by Pius IX
Place and dates
315?-368?
Writings
De Trinitate: against the Arians
De Synodis
Commentary of the Psalms
Commentary of Matthew's Gospel

Augustine, St.

Personal
Western theologian
Named in 1298 by Bonaface VIII
Place and dates
354-430
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Cyril of Alexandria, St.

Personal
Named in 1882 by Leo XIII
Place and dates
376-444
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Peter Chrysologus, St.

Personal
Called chrysologus (golden-mouthed) because of exceptional preaching eloquence
Archbishop of Ravenna, 433-450
Named in 1729 by Benedict XIII
Place and dates
406-450
Writings
Many sermons survive

Leo The Great, St.

Personal
Pope, 440-461
Confirmed the doctrine of the Incarnation (Council of Chalcedon, 451)
Held the doctrinal primacy of Rome
Persuaded Atilla the Hun not to invade Rome
Named in 1754 by Benedict XIV
Place and dates
461
Writings
143 surviving letters
96 sermons

Gregory I, St.

Personal
Western theologian
Named in 1298 by Bonaface VIII
Place and dates
(The Great) 540?-604
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Isidore of Seville, St.

Personal
Encyclopedic knowledge
Archbishop of Seville
Conversion of Visigoths
Organizing the church in Spain
Named in 1722 by Innocent XIII
Place and dates
560?-636?
Writings
De Natura Rerum
Etymologies: an encyclopedia
Chronica Majora: a compilation from church historians
Biographies
A summary of Christian doctrine

Bede The Venerable, St.

Personal
English Benedictine monk
Prolific writer
Named in 1899 by Leo XIII

Place and dates
673?-735
Writings
Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731)
On the Reckoning of Time (725)
Historia Abbatum (725)

John Damascene, St.

Personal
Named in 1890 by Leo XIII
Place and dates
675-749
Writings
See Post-Apostolic Fathers' list

Peter Damien, St.

Personal
Benedictine monk
Cardinal and Bishop of Ostia
Ecclesiastical statesman and reformer
Named in 1828 by Leo XII
Place and dates
1007-1072
Writings
Notable poet
Wrote reforms for popes, clergy, monks

Anselm, St.

Personal
Benedictine monk
Theologian
Philosopher; proposed famous argument for existence of God
Archbishop of Canterbury, 1093-1100
Named in 1720 by Clement XI
Place and dates
1033-1109
Writings
Monologium (1077): God as highest being and His attributes
Proslogium (1078): Faith seeking understanding
Cur Deus Homo (1093): On the Incarnation and crucifixion

Bernard of Clairvaux, St.

Personal
Cistercian monk
Preacher of the Second Crusade
Founded over 90 monasteries
Named in 1830 by Pius VIII
Place and dates
1090-1153
Writings
The Love of God (1127)
Consideration to Eugene III (1148)

Anthony of Padua, St.

Personal
Franciscan monk
Theologian
Exceptional intellectual and oratorical gifts
Named in 1946 by Pius XII
Place and dates
1195-1231
Writings
Lector in theology: taught at Bologna, Montpellier, and Toulouse

Albert The Great, St.

Personal
Bishop of Ratisbon, 1260-1293
Introduced Greek and Arabic science and philosophy into the medieval world
Dominican, Order of Preachers
Teacher of Thomas Aquinas
Named in 1932 by Pius XI
Place and dates
1206-1280
Writings
Summa Theologiae (1270): attempted to reconcile Aristotelianism and Christianity
Sentences: a commentary on Peter the Lombard
De Unitate Intellectus: against the Averrhoists

Bonaventure, St.

Personal
Franciscan friar
Philosopher, theologian
Cardinal archbishop of Albano
Assisted at Council of Lyons
Named in 1588 by Sixtus V
Place and dates
1217-1274
Writings
Breviloquium (1254): Commentary on Sacred Scripture
Journey of the Mind to God (1259)
Life of St. Francis of Assisi (1263)

Thomas Aquinas, St.

Personal
Theologian
Named in 1568 by Pius V
Italian philosopher
Educated at Monte Cassino
Ordained a priest in 1250
Advisor and lecturer to the papal court, 1259-1268
Place and dates
1225-1274
Writings
Eighty works are ascribed to him
Summa Contra Gentiles: "On the Truth of Catholic Faith," 1261-1264: one of his greatest works, closely reasoned treatise on the truth of Christianity
Summa Theologica: a summary of theology, (1265-1273)

Catherine of Siena, St.

Personal
Western mystic
Joined the Dominican Order in 1353
Convinced Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome from Avignon
Noted for works of charity and unity in the Church
Named in 1970 by Pope Paul VI
Place and dates
1347-1380
Writings
Letters on spiritual matters
Dialogue: her ideals of reform and repentance

Theresa of Avila, St.

Personal
Western mystic
Foundress of the Order of Discalced Carmelites
Entered the convent in 1535
Founded the new order in 1562
Worked with the aid of St. John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Church
Named in 1970 by Pope Paul VI
Place and dates
1515-1582
Writings
The Way of Perfection: (1565) advice to her nuns
The Interior Castle: (1577) an eloquent description of the contemplative life
The Foundations: (1573-1582) the origins of the Discalced Carmelites

Peter Canisius, St.

Personal
Jesuit
Second great Apostle of Germany
Leader, Counter-Reformation
Named in 1925 by Pius XI
Place and dates
1521-1597
Writings
Catechism (1560): instructed the faithful to defend their Faith

Robert Bellarmine, St.

Personal
Jesuit theologian
Cardinal archbishop of Capua
Revision of the Vulgate (1592)
Leader of the Counter Reformation
Named in 1931 by Pius XI
Place and dates
1542-1621
Writings
Disputations on the Controversies of the Christian Faith: (1568-93)

Lawrence of Brindisi, St.

Personal
Capuchin
Worked for the conversion of the Jews
Confronted the rise of Lutheranism
Organized Catholic princes against Turkish invasion
Named in 1959 by John XXIII
Place and dates
1559-1619
Writings
Sermons
A commentary on Genesis
Writings against Lutheranism

John of the Cross, St.

Personal
Western mystic
Combined mysticism with the theology and philosophy of Aquinas
Became a Carmelite monk in 1563
Ordained a priest in 1567
Organized the Discalced Carmelites in 1568
Imprisoned for monastic reform 1576-1577
Named in 1926 by Benedict XV
Place and dates
1542-1591
Writings
Spiritual Canticle: a mystical poem
Living Flame of Love: a mystical poem
Dark Night of the Soul: describes the soul's progress in union with God

Francis De Sales, St.

Personal
Named in 1877 by Pius IX
Bishop of Genova, 1602-1622
Founded the Order of the Visitation
Confronted the rise of Calvinism
Place and dates
1567-1622
Writings
Introduction to the Devout Life: (1609) shows how ordinary life can be sanctified

Alfonsus Liguori, St.

Personal
Founded the Redemptorist Order in 1732
Bishop of St. Agatha, 1756-1775
Named in 1871 by Pius IX
Place and dates
1696-1787
Writings
Moral Theology
Glories of Mary: (1750)

Theresa of Lisieux, St.

Personal
Carmelite Nun: Sister Theresa of the Child Jesus
Also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus"
Canonized: May 17, 1925
Created a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, October 19, 1997
The third woman among 33 Doctors
Place and dates
Born: Alencon, France, January 2, 1873
Died: Lisieux, France, September 30, 1897
Writings
Autobiography of a Saint: Letter and Spiritual Counsels


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: apologetics; catholic; catholiclist; saints
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Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Jesus preached an end-times kingdom but one already existing on earth
Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Jesus preached that the kingdom was primarily spiritual and internal but also visible and external.
Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Christ called and founded an exclusive, inner core group of twelve men called the "apostles."
Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Christ committed His very mission to this twelve man inner core group, his Apostles, alone.
Christ gave to the Twelve, the Apostles, the power of ruling, teaching and sanctifying.
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Doctors of the Catholic Church

Lots of information about each individual here.

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ST BASIL THE GREAT, CONFESSOR, ARCHBISHOP OF CAESAREA—329-379 A.D.
St. Basil

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ST GREGORY NAZIANZEN, B. C., DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH 328- 389 A D.
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St. Ambrose, Doctor of the Church
Saint Ambrose
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The Father's Gift In Christ [by Saint Hilary of Poitiers, bishop]

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Orientalis Ecclesiae (On St. Cyril, Patriarch Of Alexandria)
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St Peter Chrysologus [Doctor of the Church]

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On Gregory the Great

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St. Isidore of Seville -- Patron saint of computers, computer users, computer programmers, Internet

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ST ISIDORE, BISHOP OF SEVILLE-636 A.D. Feast: April 4

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SAINT BEDE [THE VENERABLE] CONFESSOR, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH—735 A.D.
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On St. John Damascene
On St. John Damascene (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 6 May 2009)

The Traditional Feast Day of St. John Damascene, Doctor of the Church (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
St. John of Damascus’s Critique of Islam
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Saint John Damascene[AKA John of Damascus]
St. John of Damascus

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St. Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah: Homosexual Situation Graver than Damian's Time
St. Peter Damian
St. Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah [Part 1]
St. Peter Damian : The Book of Gomorrah (Part 2)
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Apr 21, Feast of St Anselm, Benedictine [his life; what a follower of St Benedict accomplished]

Saint Anselm of Canterbury; Archbishop, Doctor of the Church-1033-1109 a.d.

Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm of Canterbury;Archbishop,Doctor of the Church - 1033-1109 AD

23 posted on 03/27/2010 10:04:52 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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On St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"The Baptist Press" vs. Saint Bernard

St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Angelus, August 20, 2006

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Abbot, Doctor of the Church

24 posted on 03/27/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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On St. Anthony of Padua
Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

June 13 - St. Anthony of Padua, Confessor (Dom Guéranger) (Catholic Caucus)
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA—1195-1231 A.D.
Malleus Haereticorum - St. Anthony of Padua
In Pakistan Muslims and Protestants celebrate Saint Anthony as well
Italian Studio Films 1st Movie on St. Anthony of Padua - "Anthony, God's Warrior"

The Marian Devotion of St. Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua: Hammer of Heretics and Ark of the New Covenant and Miracle Worker
June 13, Feast of St Anthony of Padua, Confessor and Doctor
St Anthony of Padua - Confessor
The Life Of Saint Anthony Of Padua

25 posted on 03/27/2010 10:06:27 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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On St. Albert the Great

Saint Albert The Great [Teacher of Saint Thomas Aquinas]

26 posted on 03/27/2010 10:11:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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St. Bonaventure, Bishop & Doctor of the The Church: Biography and Selected Writings

St Bonaventure 1217-1274 - Seraphic Doctor

Saint Bonaventure 1221-1274 AD

St.Bonaventure 1221-1274

27 posted on 03/27/2010 10:12:35 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The Catechism of Thomas Aquinas series

Aquinas and the Big Bang
ANGELS - FROM THE TEACHINGS OF SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS(Summa Theologica)
Life Lessons from the Patron Saint of Scholars [St. Thomas Aquinas]
The Cross Exemplifies Every Virtue [St. Thomas Aquinas]
Vatican Official Considers Aquinas' Comeback (Recalls Morality Was Scorned in the 60s)

MAJOR THEOLOGIAN SAW 'NEAR-DEATH' LIGHT AS HAVE SO MANY WITH GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
St. Thomas Aquinas on Just War
The Holy Trinity (excerpt from the Light of Faith by St. Thomas Aquinas)
[Today is] The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Creation, Evolution, and Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas on "Whether the female sex is an impediment to receiving Orders?"
Mel Gibson and Thomas Aquinas: How the Passion Works
Saint Thomas Aquinas Confessor, Doctor of the Church,1226-1274
January 28 - Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas - Pope John Paul II on the Angelic Doctor
A Defense of the Ecumenical Gathering at Assisi (Ecumenism in St. Thomas Aquinas)

Saint Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas as Relevant as Ever, Says Cardinal Grocholewski(Guide for Harmony Between Faith and Reason)
Aquinas on The Principles of the Philosophy of Nature
Whether it is always sinful to wage war? (Aquinas on Just War)
A Hymn By St. Thomas Aquinas - Pange, Lingua, Gloriosi (Acclaim, My Tongue, This Mystery)

28 posted on 03/27/2010 10:18:23 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church 1380 (April 30)

St. Catherine of Siena: A Feisty Role for Sister Nancy Murray
9 Day Novena - St. Catherine of Siena - to protect Pope Benedict XVI
EWTN New Program - St. Catherine of Siena: Mystic and Reformer
Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin (d.1380)
Catholic Caucus - St. Catherine of Siena

29 posted on 03/27/2010 10:19:55 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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St. Teresa of Avila on Prayer
St. Teresa de Avila's Devotion to St. Joseph (Catholic Caucus)
WHO IS ST. TERESA OF JESUS?

Film explores spiritual life and sexuality of 'sassy' Saint Teresa
Spanish bishop slams new film on St. Teresa of Avila
Avila University to Be Dedicated to Study of Mysticism
Saint Teresa of Avila[Doctor of the Church]
St. Teresa of Avila

30 posted on 03/27/2010 10:20:47 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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St Peter Canisius (1520-1597)

St Peter Canisius, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, Lessons, Apr 27, 'the second apostle to Germany'

31 posted on 03/27/2010 10:21:26 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Mary: Mediatrix in the Theology of Bellarmine

Saint Robert Bellarmine [Patron of Catechists]

32 posted on 03/27/2010 10:22:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sermon: Preaching is an apostolic duty [St. Lawrence of Brindisi]

St Lawrence of Brindisi

Saint Lawrence Brindisi

33 posted on 03/27/2010 10:23:03 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL, St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church

Church to celebrate feast of saint who wrote about the 'long dark night of the soul'[Saint John of the Cross]

St. John of the Cross

34 posted on 03/27/2010 10:24:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wise Advice from St. Francis de Sales for When People Question your Motives
St. Francis de Sales on the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
St. Francis de Sales, the Providence of God, & the Primary Motive of the Incarnation
St. Francis de Sales on Hasty Judgement
St. Francis de Sales Counsels to Married Catholics
St. Joseph's Humility (By St. Francis de Sales)

St. Francis de Sales on St. Joseph (Some Excerpts for St. Joseph's Day 2004)
face="Times New Roman">Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
St. Francis de Sales: Catholic Encyclopedia Entry
January 24: The Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales: Bishop, Doctor of the Church, Gentleman Saint
Saint Francis de Sales

35 posted on 03/27/2010 10:24:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Habits of Holiness [On the Life of St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori]
On the Love of Christ [St. Alphonsus Liguori]

Meditation on the Fourteenth Station of the Cross (According to the Method of St. Alphonsus Ligori)
ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, OF THE DOLOURS OF MARY, The Glories [Sorrows] of Mary
Sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori
St Alphonsus Liguori
St. Alphonsus Liguori

36 posted on 03/27/2010 10:26:20 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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On Praying for Priests (Thoughts from St. Thérèse of Lisieux)
Tens of thousands expected to venerate St. Therese relics at Westminster Cathedral [Catholic Caucus]
The Little-Known St. Thérèse (Catholic Caucus)
All Is Grace
Three Novenas to Saint Therese of Lisieux/St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Prayer Thread)
Catholic Caucus: The Little-Known St. Thérèse

Catholic relic (of St. Therese of the Child Jesus) nicked from Toronto church [Catholic Caucus]
Leonard Porter's St. Therese (magnificent)
Blessed Mother... and Father, Too (parents of St. Therese beatified) [Catholic Caucus]
"A Shower of Roses" [Catholic Caucus]
The Christmas Conversion of St. Thérèse

Benedict XVI Welcomes Relics of St. Thérèse - Urges Faithful to Love Scripture as She Did
St. Therese of The Little Flower - Following Her Road Map & Compass To God (Card Sean Titular Chrch)
St. Therese and the Little Way
Today we remember the Little Flower
New Film on the Life of St. Thèrése of Lisieux Screened for the Roman Curia

St. Therese and Her Little Way
Saint Therese of Lisieux-Excerpts from autobiography:STORY OF A SOUL
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
The Little Way of St. Therese [Long]
Catholic Caucus - St. Therese of Lisieux

37 posted on 03/27/2010 10:29:01 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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