Icon - St Therese of the Child Jesus Card (CA6994)
Bible Verse: Luke 22:19a,b
Then he took a loaf of bread...and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face continues to captivate and guide hearts at the beginning of the Third Millennium. Her humility and confidence, her complete abandonment to God opened her to His gifts of deep love, wisdom and spiritual maturity. She has now been given the title of Doctor of the Church. In this image by Sr. Mary Grace, O.S.C., St. Thérèse is shown holding the icon of the Holy Face. Her gesture is one that expresses her intense love for the person of Jesus Christ as well as her particular devotion to the mystery of his Holy Face. This devotion began with St. Thérèse’s entrance into Carmel, and increased during the humiliating illness of her beloved Father. She said of herself: "Those words of Isaiah: "Who has believed our report? There is no beauty in him, or comeliness... ' have been the whole foundation of my devotion to the Holy Face, or, to express it better, the foundation of my whole piety. I also have desired to be without beauty, to tread the winepress alone, unknown to every creature."
Greeting cards: Pack of 10 single-fold cards with
envelopes, printed on heavy stock, size 4 3/8" x 6".