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8 February 2023

Anniversaries related to Saint Therese of Lisieux

During this six-year period (2021-2027) we shall celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thérèse of the Child Jesus (2023) and the first centenary of her canonization (2025). The 2021 General Chapter decided to propose to the Order a cycle of reading the writings of Saint Teresa. A programme of reading and reflection on the writings of Thérèse de Lisieux has now been drawn up. Every year you will be offered 8 selected texts, accompanied by a brief comment and some questions. At the beginning of each month, the worksheets will be made available to you on the website of the General Curia. Currently you will find the following worksheets on our website:

Presentation Worksheet: Reading the writing of Therese of the Child Jesus:

Worksheet 1: Singing the mercies of the Lord (Ms A, 2r-4r):

As well, between the 10th and the 15th of each month, we shall offer you an accompanying video on our YouTube channel (OCD Curia). Each video will correspond to the relative worksheet for the appropriate month in the series and will be prepared by one of the Order’s circumscriptions. In this manner, we shall be able to understand how Therese of Lisieux is being listened to and read in the four corners of the world. The first video is already available: