Back in September Marie at Naru Hodo wrote about finding a book in her church’s library and reading it in two sittings. Needless to say I was intrigued. The book, Maurice and Thérèse: The Story of a Love, contains the letters exchanged between St. Thérèse of Lisieux and a young man hoping to become a missionary priest.
Way back when, I chose St. Thérèse as my patron saint at confirmation and have read her autobiography recently, but I didn’t know these letters or this book existed. The author/editor has included biographical information between the letters which eloquently fills in some of the history of both Thérèse’s and Maurice’s lives.
If you are looking for something good to read during Lent, this just might be the book. Although it took me a few more than two sittings to read it, I found it to be an important read and one I am sure I will go back to again and again.