C’est la Confiance
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, long one of Pope Francis‘ favorite saints, teaches Christians "the little way" of love, self-giving, concern for others and complete trust in the mercy of God, the pope said in a new document. Published Oct. 15, the pope’s letter is titled, "C’est la Confiance," the opening words of her phrase, "It is confidence and nothing but confidence that must lead us to Love." The papal letter is subtitled, "On confidence in the merciful love of God." The pope wrote that "at a time of great complexity, she can help us rediscover the importance of simplicity, the absolute primacy of love, trust and abandonment, and thus move beyond a legalistic or moralistic mindset that would fill the Christian life with rules and regulations and cause the joy of the Gospel to grow cold."
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Congratulations to the couples celebrating a milestone Wedding Anniversary this year — 1 year, 25 years, 50 years and 60-Plus years! Click here to view and download photos from the Vespers celebration with Bishop John Iffert.