Pope Francis says that St Thérèse is a “Doctor of synthesis”, leading the Church to an understanding of the essentials of the Gospel to what is “essential and indispensable”.
And the first line quotes the little Saint: “C’est la confiance et rien que la confiance qui doit nous conduire à l’Amour.”
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 honour 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.
In preparation for this upcoming Jubilee year, Pope Francis has written an exhortation entitled C’EST LA CONFIANCE, translated into English as “On confidence in the medicaful love of God.”
This apostolic exhortation also marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.
Read this short exhortation (for free) here: