St Therese of Lisieux Holy Relic Visit: St Margaret Mary’s Merrylands Parish

25/10/2012

St Margaret Mary’s Parish 5 Chetwynd Road, Merrylands

St Thérèse of Lisieux

An authentic first class relic of St Thérèse of Lisieux, in private hands, is visiting the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

The relic, from a leg bone, has been generously loaned to the Diocese for prayer and veneration in three parishes, including St Margaret Mary’s Merrylands Parish on Thursday 25 October.

Time

6-7pm devotion, 7-7.30pm rosary & 7.30pm Mass, followed by veneration till 9.30pm

Venue

St Margaret Mary’s Parish
5 Chetwynd Road, Merrylands

St Thérèse of Lisieux was a French Carmelite nun who led a contemplative life of service and devotion to God through prayer and the ‘little way of spiritual childhood’ in the performance of simple small duties through the actions of everyday life.

Therese was known for her capacity for love and generosity. She cared for the sick and dying nuns and at the same time was in charge of the sacristy at the monastery. She wanted a life of prayer and to serve others.

Thérèse was canonised by Pope Pius XI on 17 May 1925 and proclaimed Universal Patron of the Missions, alongside St Francis Xavier, on 14 December 1927.



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