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Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese - A Treasured Love Story [Hardcover]

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Now, for the first time, Basilica Press has put into written form Archbishop Sheen's compelling words about the Little Flower. Taken from the still-popular talks he have on Therese in 1973, he opens up for the reader why she is the "greatest saint of modern times." You will treasure this beautiful hardcover book. Even those familiar with St. Therese's life will find their eyes opened to many new insights given by the incomparable Archbishop Sheen. Truly a rare and beautiful book to read, to enjoy, to give, to treasure.

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Few people are so beloved by Catholics around the world as Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and St. Th????????r????????se of Lisieux, the Little Flower. How else to explain the enduring popularity of Sheen's videos and books nearly 30 years after his death, or that, despite there already being 900 books on St. Th????????r????????se and her spirituality, more and more come out each year? Now, for the first time, Basilica Press has put into written form Archbishop Sheen's compelling words about the Little Flower. Taken from the still-popular talks he gave on her in 1973, the archbishop explains why people from all walks of life and in nearly every country of the world so universally love, invoke, and imitate St. Th????????r????????se, who has been called the "greatest saint of modern times." This beautiful hardcover book will be something you and your customers will treasure. Even readers familiar with St. Th????????r????????se's life will find their eyes opened to many new insights given by the incomparable Archbishop Sheen.

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Studio: Basilica Press
Pages   188
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Basilica Press
ISBN  1930314094  
ISBN13  9781930314092  

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More About Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization for sainthood was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable".

Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. He went on to teach theology and philosophy as well as acting as a parish priest before being appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York in 1951. He held this position until 1966 when he was made the Bishop of Rochester from October 21, 1966 to October 6, 1969, when he resigned and was made the Archbishop of the Titular See of Newport, Wales.

For 20 years he hosted the night-time radio program The Catholic Hour (1930–1950) before moving to television and presenting Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957). Sheen's final presenting role was on the syndicated The Fulton Sheen Program (1961–1968) with a format very similar to that of the earlier Life is Worth Living show. For this work, Sheen twice won an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, the only personality appearing on the DuMont Network ever to win a major Emmy award.[clarification needed] Starting in 2009, his shows were being re-broadcast on the EWTN and the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Church Channel cable networks.[5] Due to his contribution to televised preaching Sheen is often referred to as one of the first televangelists.

Fulton J. Sheen was born in 1895 and died in 1979.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese - A Treasured Love Story?

Very Inspiring!!!  Jun 30, 2008
I would have to say it is up there among my very favorite books about St. Therese. I highly recommend it!
Best of the Year  May 31, 2008
This book and "I Thirst" by Jacques Gauthier are the two best books of the year on the spirituality of St. Therese as seen and appreciated by two notable and greatly loved people: Bishop Sheen and Mother Teresa. I can heartily recommend both.
The Secrets Of St. Therese's Holiness Revealed  Dec 16, 2007
"Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese" is the first new book by Archbishop Fulton Sheen in over 25 years. This very inspirational and spiritually provocative book is based on Sheen's lifelong study of St. Therese's spirituality which he shared in a series of talks given on 100th anniversary of her birth in 1973. The Commemorative Edition includes all eleven talks, possibly the last letter Sheen ever wrote, and 11 pages of biographical photos of Archbishop Sheen. At the time, these talks gained instant popularity due to Sheen's ability to open up Therese's unique spirituality in new and impressive ways.

The eleven talks address: Therese's being "a saint for today's trouble times"; how we can become a saint in our daily lives; the virtues of faith, hope and perseverance; intercession; the value of suffering; the sword and spiritual warfare; our relationship with God through Our Lord; fighting Satan; suffering for the sake of love; the way of the child; and sin and mercy.

Passages that I found particularly useful for meditation and highly recommend include:
* A saint is one who makes Christ lovable.
* It is not about being perfect but, rather, about our striving towards perfection.
* Live life the way you are now, only make it holy.
* Love's delay.
* Suffering - sometimes lovers squeeze too tight.
* Rather than seeking consolation from Our Lord, console Him. He is living in His body on earth and he is suffering many indignities now just as He suffered indignities when he walked the earth.
* Begin to love and your happiness and zeal will increase. This is a new way which is an old way.
* The world is quiet about Satan today. Satan is strong when he is not recognized.
* The sword she loved was the sword that cut the seven pallbearers of the soul - pride, covetousness, lust, anger, envy, gluttony, and sloth.

Archbishop Sheen points out that St. Therese is quite a modern theologian as she gives us an uncomplicated way, the "Little Way," to understand Our Lord and our role in God's plan. The "Little Way" is to recognize our nothingness so we can be empty. Once we are empty, God can then fill us with the Spirit of Our Lord then work on us and through us.

The "Little Way" is a path anyone can take in today's world with "Archbishop Fulton Sheen's St. Therese" pointing the way.


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