October 1, 2012

Our feast for St. Therese

"I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. 
To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul."
St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux is such a charming saint in my mind largely due to the virtue of her simplicity. She was wise beyond her years and yet her example is accessible to even the youngest child.

My children and I find great inspiration in her, and so we try to make this day a special one.

St. Therese lived in France, so we had a French-themed dinner in her honor.

The Menu: Chicken Francese (with capers, which I think technically makes it the Italian counterpart - Chicken Picatta - but just ignore that...), Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli, Lemon Pasta & Herb soup and a French Baguette with cheese.

For dessert the kids shared a Chocolate Eclair, which was one of St. Therese's favorite treats.

I highly recommend watching Therese (available online with a Netflix subscription) as part of the feast day festivities!

Additional Resources:
- Coloring pages
- Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
- Feast of St. Therese Recipes
- Novena to St. Therese beginning on her feast day
- Sacrifice Bead Tutorial

God, Our Father,
You promised Your Kingdom
to the little ones
and the humble of heart
Give us the grace
to walk confidently in the way
of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
so that helped by her prayers,
we may see Your glory
and share in Your Kingdom.


  1. Thanks for the short, well put together, and idea-filled post! I've been wondering about watching Therese with the kids, but couldn't remember if it was subtitled or not (and then ran out of time!). I'll have to put this on the list for next year. Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels!

    1. No Kate, it is in English! :) A happy feast day to you as well!

  2. The food looks delicious! Neat way of celebrating.