Friday, September 22, 2006

Praying with St. Therese

I'm reading St. Therese of Lisieux's A Story of a Soul now and thought I would also start saying a novena to her that I found on the Web.

The interesting thing about the novena is that, unlike others I've read (and I'm a novena novice), it's different each day. More than that, each day, the person praying the novena is apparently expected to be suffering more, not less, so as to enter into St. Therese's experience (though I have no doubt that the promised rose awaits the reader at the end).

There is something very cool about that which is one of the many reasons I like and love the Catholic faith.