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With Empty Hands

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With Empty Hands

The Message of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Conrad De Meester, OCD


This is an entirely new edition and translation of Conrad De Meester's brilliant and moving presentation of the life, thought, and spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The author has completely revised and amplified his previous book in the light of the new, thoroughly annotated editions of her own works and the many recent works of research and commentary, which have led him to develop and change some of his interpretations of the saint's life and character.

  • ICS code: ICS-WEH
  • Format: paperback
  • Pages: 152 
  • ISBN: 978-0-935216-28-8

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Fr. De Meester asks why and how this young girl, who asked to be admitted to the Carmel of Lisieux and persevered in her vocation to a hidden life in a small town of Normandy, is not only loved and invoked by millions of people but has become a profound influence on theology, spirituality and the missionary apostolate, culminating in her being declared a Doctor of the Church. He shows how the intuitions of her faith were achieved by growing from spiritual poverty to spiritual maturity through much suffering and in spite of many crises and reversals. This book reveals Thérèse as the saint of hope, whose constant watchword was "My God, I love you!"

About the Author

Conrad De Meester, OCD is a Belgian Discalced Carmelite who has made the interpretation and exposition of the life and thought of St. Thérèse his life's work. His other books include Writings and Conversations On The Practice of the Presence of God, La Voie D'Enfance Chez Thérèse de Lisieux and Spreken Met God?