Thrse Martin a discalced Carmelite of Lisieux ardently desired to be a missionary
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Thrse Martin a discalced Carmelite of Lisieux ardently desired to be a missionary

She was one to the point that she could be proclaimed patroness of the missions Jesus himself showed her how she could live this vocation by fully practicing the co mmandment of love she would be immersed in the very heart of the Churchs mission su

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Thrse Martin, a discalced Carmelite of Lisieux, ardently desired to be a missionary. She was one, to the point that she could be proclaimed patroness of the missions . Jesus himself showed her how she could live this vocation: by fully practicing the co mmandment of love, she would be immersed in the very heart of the Church's mission, supporting those who proclaim the Gospel with the mysterious power of prayer and communion. .. ... This is why I chose this missionary Sunday to proclaim St Thrse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face a doctor of the universal Church: a

woman, a young person, a contemplative John Paul II, Homily at the proclamation of St. Therese as a Doctor of the Church Oct. 19, 1997 Questions for reflection: 1. What is your idea of a missionary What are they called to do? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________ ______________________________________________________________ 2. Because she couldnt leave Carmel to be a missionary in Indonesia, St. Therese learned to see her convent as mission territory, a place where she could still reach out to her sisters and sh ow them

Christs love by serving them and giving her life for them. What are some seemingly ordinary laces in your life that you may not have thought of as missionary places before? ______________________________________________________________________ _______________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ . Who are some people in those places that you can see need to know the love of Christ and need to be served? __________________________________________ ___________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Commit to one way you can be a missionary this week and step outside your comfort zone to serve one of those people: ____ _________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ B. Gibson Sept 2006