Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church

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a shower of rose petals at the Vatican

In an age when we have learned to enshrine our worst traits as that which makes us particular and, God help us, interesting, let us ask Therese to pray that we, too, might learn “the little way.” (Above: a shower of rose petals at the Pantheon.) More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Memorial of the Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne

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Today is the memorial of the sixteen martyred Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne, killed during the “Reign of Terror” of the French Revolution. They were accused by the revolutionary Committee of Surveillance of living a communal life of prayer and obedience to their superior. Learn more from TCC’s own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Feast of St. Edith Stein

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St. Edith Stein

“Those who remain silent are responsible.”

Yesterday, Aug. 9th, was the Feast of St. Edith Stein (Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) who died in the Holocaust. Edith Stein grew up in a Jewish home, the youngest of 11 children, and received her doctorate in philosophy in 1915, despite the fact that women were not granted professorships at the time. She wrote, “There is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.” After reading St. Teresa of Avila‘s writings she concluded, “this is the truth” and converted to Catholicism. Several years later she became a Carmelite nun. Learn more about her incredible life and thought from the Vatican’s website here: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Edith Stein ((1891-1942).

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TCC TV: The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns Episode 1

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The Sisterhood

How do you make a successful reality show about five young women, whose age’s range from 21 to 27, discerning life as religious sisters? TCC’s own Melissa Musick reviews episode 1 of The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. Read her review and watch the trailer after the jump. Like this review? Please support us.

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