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  • Catholic relic nicked from Toronto church

    06/17/2009 3:19:11 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 4 replies · 602+ views
    The Gazette ^ | 6/17/09 | Teresa Smith
    A Catholic Church in Toronto is hoping for a miracle — that the thief who stole a saint's relic will have a change of heart and return the holy object. The relic of St. Therese of Lisieux, patron saint of missions, is a small piece of her body — about the size of a quarter — which could have easily fit in the pocket of the thief. Jane Fleming, spokeswoman for St. Michael's Catholic Church, said the thief may have pretended to be praying at the saint's shrine while he or she removed the relic's Plexiglas cover and stole it...
  • The Christmas Conversion of St. Thérèse

    12/12/2007 6:12:14 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 450+ views
    NCR ^ | December 16, 2007 | FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    I was an Anglican priest the summer I met St. Thérèse of Lisieux.I was living in England and had three months free between jobs, so I decided to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. I was going to hitchhike and stay in monasteries and religious houses on the way. The first leg of my journey took me across the English Channel to Normandy. After staying with the Benedictines at the monastery of Bec Hellouin, I headed for the town of Lisieux. As a convert from evangelical American religion, I didn’t know much about the little saint of Lisieux, and what I...