"Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church," a book by Steven Payne, O.C.D.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 02:37PM
Maureen O'Riordan


"Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church" by Steven Payne, O.C.D.

If you want a full understanding of the significance of St. Therese's being named a Doctor of the Church and how she became one, you will enjoy the book Saint Therese of Lisieux: Doctor of the Universal Church by Steven Payne, O.C.D.  Originally published in 2002, it has lost none of its freshness.  In four compelling chapters the author explains the evolution of the title "Doctor of the Church" and its significance; how Therese became a doctor; the details of the theological examination of her life and writings; and the declaration of Therese as a doctor and its possible theological signifidance.  Reading or re-reading it is a marvelous way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awarding of the doctorate.  To enter more fully into the anniversary celebration on October 19, 2017, start reading it now.  

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