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Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Paraclete Press
|Publication Date: 2006|
The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of The Little FlowerSt. Therese of LisieuxSaint Benedict Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Robert Edmonson also took the time to translate the poem "Divine Prisoner" which is referred to in Story of a Soul as Thérèse's favorite poem, and as the inspiration behind her name "Little Flower." To read this poem, click on the "excerpt" button below.
Click here to link to USCCB.org - select interview #617 to listen to an audio recording of Robert Edmonson's being interviewed by Frank Morock on Catholic Bookmarks.
Pope John Paul II in 1997. Her "little way" of living her religious life has
appealed to many people since she described it in her autobiography, which she
wrote at the request of her superiors. Having entered the Carmelite monastery
in 1888 at the unusually young age of 14, she died in 1897 from tuberculosis.
The appeal of her autobiography comes from the very simple, disingenuous way
she writes, relating her life story and her religious experience with the
utmost candor. In a smooth translation from the French original, Edmonson
(translator, Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God) eschews
footnotes and adds clarifying phrases, set off by brackets, to the text itself.
Those seeking a more scholarly footnoted English edition will still want to
use John Clarke's translation (ICS Pub., 1976), which also includes
photographs. Those seeking a popular biography should consider Kathryn
Harrison's Saint Therese of Lisieux in the "Penguin Lives" series.
Recommended for most collections.
Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, NJ Library Journal March 15, 2006
shaySCSAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 20, 2010shaySCSAge: 35-44Gender: femaleA must read. Remarkable story!!! Inspiring and has taught me alot and helped me to grow spiritually.