The Word Among Us

January 2018 Issue

Dear Little Brother

The spiritual friendship that sustained St. Thérèse in her last year.

By: Fr. Michael J. Denk

Dear Little Brother: The spiritual friendship that sustained St. Thérèse in her last year. by Fr. Michael J. Denk

In his book The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis wrote, “Friendship . . . is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too?’”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux had a “You too?” moment with a seminarian named Maurice Bellière in her final year of life. Describing their...

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