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St John of the Cross and St Therese

Working on a talk to be given on the vigil of Feast of Blessed Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus OCD (3 Feb 2024), about Marie-Eugene's legacy with regard to St John of the Cross. Blessed Marie-Eugene (1894-1967) is probably best known in the English-speaking world for his very substantial synthesis of the Carmelite way in I want to see God and I am a daughter of the Church. However, one of the tasks he specifically set himself was to promote the message of St Therese of Lisieux, and there are two volumes by him on Therese in French. I had the privilege of translating some of his talks about St John of the Cross into English and this volume was published earlier this year under the title of John of the Cross: a Living Flame. It serves to reinforce one of his favourite themes - the closeness of John and Therese; not surprising, since Therese tells us herself in Story of a Soul that John of the Cross was for a long time her main spiritual nourishment.

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