Thérèse of Lisieux: Communicating Love and Hospitality to Difficult People

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Presenter and Affiliation: Prof. Mary Darling, Dept. of Communication and Media, Spring Arbor University

Date and Time: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 7-8 pm EST

Description: If young Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897), “the Little Flower of Jesus,” had not been asked to write about her life in her last six months on earth, her life would be hidden. Yet what she wrote was so captivating that her collection of autobiographical materials in The Story of a Soul resulted in Thérèse becoming the youngest Doctor of the Catholic Church. Her work contains captivating stories of spiritual and communication practices that resulted in Thérèse showing hospitality to others—especially those she saw as difficult others—in practical, “little ways.” These same, seemingly hidden, habits can be employed today as a means by which to generously welcome the stranger in our midst.

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