Book Club 2019

Join us as we read Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Authorized English translation by John Clarke; Third Edition.

See below for weekly reading focus, notes & updates.

Thérèse died when she was 24, after having lived as a cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works.  Her only book was her memoir called “Story of a Soul.”

She is one of thirty-six Doctors of the Church.

“Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love?  Great deeds are forbidden me.  The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.”

Story of a Soul — Weekly reading focus, notes and updates will be posted here:

  • Small group discussion: Fridays, starting 7/19, 9:30 – 11:00 am; Meehan Conference Room (adjacent to Gathering Room where Hospitality is held).
  • Follow Remotely:  info available weekly in church and on this page.
  • Register (helps us to prepare materials for distribution at meetings & in church):  clare.frissora@sjnparish.org Rectory: (610) 525-3100.
  • Should we purchase the book for you?  Let us know as soon as possible – $11.50 (cash or check payable to St John Neumann Church, memo:  Book Club).  A few books have been pre-ordered and are available at the Rectory. Stop by!