The Feast of Saint Teresa of Lisieux
The Parish celebrated the Feast of Saint Teresa of Lisieux, our Parish Patron, with a Supper held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 30 September 2023. Bishop David who was visiting the Parish this weekend, also attended the supper as well as Sister Mary from the Presentation Sisters and the Mayor of Beaconsfield as well as the Beaconsfield Town Clerk.
The Parish handed Sister Mary a cheque for £25 000.00 which will be used to assist the Presentation Sisters with the running of the Home that they run in Mongu, Zambia. For more details of the work the sisters do there, Leonard Chesire Home in Mongu.
For photos of the supper, go to the Parish Galleries and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Pope Francis announced on 31 August that he is preparing an apostolic letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux to be published 15 October.
During a general audience on June 7, Pope Francis announced that he was writing an apostolic letter on the patron saint of missions. “She was born 150 years ago and on this anniversary I intend to dedicate an apostolic letter to her,” he said.
That day in the morning, Pope Francis had prayed in St. Peter’s Square before the relics of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus.
The bishop of Rome stressed that St. Thérèse “lived devoted to God, forgetting about herself, loving and consoling Jesus, and interceding for the salvation of all.” The 150th anniversary of her birth and the 100th anniversary of her beatification are celebrated this year.
For the occasion, the Holy Father has granted a Jubilee Year in honor of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus that will last until Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, and has the theme “For trust and love,” the last words of her autobiography, “Story of a Soul.”
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, also known as the Little Flower, was a French Discalced Carmelite nun. She was born in the city of Alençon on Jan. 2, 1873. She was declared a saint in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and proclaimed a doctor of the Church on Oct. 19, 1997, by St. John Paul II. St. Pius X considered her “the greatest saint of modern times.”
Pope Francis: “Let’s imitate Saint Teresa’s lovong “Little Way” – read the report on the Vatican news Site.
For more information about the life of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, please go to this page.