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Oct 1, 2022

The Little Way: 3 Amazing Quotes from St.Therese of Lisieux

Today is October 1st, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of foreign missions and a Doctor of the Church. But what can this young French nun teach us about the spiritual life?

Today Fr. Mark-Mary shares three powerful quotes from St. Therese’s autobiography, The Story of a Soul.


Feed Your Spiritual Life in Just 25 Minutes a Day

Starting October 24, join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P. as they read and explain Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales in the first season of Ascension’s NEW podcast, Catholic Classics!

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension. 

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