Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Third Edition

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Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Third Edition Author Therese de Lisieux
ISBN-10 0935216588
ISBN-13 9782950883711
Year 1996-01-19
Pages 306
Language English
Publisher I C S Publications
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Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke OCD 3rd ed 1997 Includes general and biblical index with 8 pages of photos Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24 as Thrse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel few could have guessed the eventual outcome Yet this Story of my soul first published in 1898 in a highly edited version quickly became a modern spiritual classic read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world Decades later in response to growing requests from scholars and devotees of the Saint a facsimile edition of the manuscripts appeared along with more popular French editions of what the Saint had actually written Here expressed with all of Thrse s original spontaneity and fervor we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality confidence and love the little way abandonment to God s merciful love and her mission in the church and world today Father John Clarke s acclaimed translation first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English speaking world is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thrse s own words from the original manuscripts This new edition prepared for the centenary of the Saint s death includes a select bibliography of recent works in English on Thrse along with a new referencing system now widely used in studies of her doctrine

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