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Monday, January 11, 2010

Greatness of Woman in Ordinariness

Beloved Woman, I have seen you in the many faces of great achievements in history and in today’s world. In each, you exhibit unique greatness that many will be shy to follow or feel inadequate to measure up to.

You may feel trapped in the routine of ordinariness or in the world of high level agenda. But where you are, there is a secret spring from which can flow into your life true greatness and joy. A young girl from Lisieux, France discovered this secret spring in the late 19th century. Her name is Therese. You can read more about Therese of Liseux here.

Her secret, reduced into a ‘formula’, is to do a very ordinary act – like picking up a rose – for Love, and with great love. But much is hidden in formula. So listen to her own words in Story of a Soul, a book that has inspired and continue to inspire millions. She was a yourng Catholic nun; but, regardless of belief, the heart of her story is for all women, and men as well.
St. Therese of Lisieux: The Story of A Soul: Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

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