The Way of Simple Love

The Way of Simple Love

Inspiring Words from Therese of Lisieux

Gary Caster


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“My way is one that is full of confidence and love.” —St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Through her autobiography and an extensive collection of letters, St. Thérèse helped people understand nothing was too little to give Jesus, and nothing done out of love for him was insignificant. Perhaps this is why so many lives still resonate with hers. It is easy to feel insignificant and unimportant. Yet, the clear and compelling language of her story and her letters remains the perfect antidote to such feelings. Fr. Gary Caster writes, “While the language she uses might be new to you, the insights she offers are as eternal as the God who loves us and longs for each of us to be united with him, in the Son, through the Holy Spirit, for all eternity.”
These inspiring words from her writings have been selected and arranged according to important themes of the spiritual life: confidence, holiness, humility, abandonment, obedience, the love of God, mercy, charity, and suffering. Her devotion to Jesus, Mary, and the Eucharist shine through all of her writings.


Gary Caster:
Fr. Gary Caster was ordained in 1992 and is a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. He has worked as a high school chaplain, religion teacher, director of campus ministries, and  parish mission and  retreat leader. He is the author of several books, including Prayer Everywhere: The Spiritual Life Made SimpleJoseph: The Man Who Raised JesusThe Little Way of Lent and The Little Way of Advent.