causa nostrae laetitia
The feast of the Little Flower, St. Therese of Liseux, is an auspicious day for a mother to being blogging.
Aren't our lives just a collection of hidden opportunities to do 'little things with great love'? Diapers, dishes, math, sweep, drive, put away, pick up and 'praise God in the pots and pans'. . . I'm mixing up my Teresas! That was the other Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila. Two of my favorite women.
Teresa of Avila took no prisoners as she reformed her order, and Therese took no prisoners in reforming herself. That's what I need, a good interior housecleaning.
A dear homeschooling mother is bursting with pride today as her eldest daughter enters the Carmel. I kept thinking about her all day, wistfully. Do I wish it were me? Perhaps. I guess the penances are always seem sweeter over the cloister wall! I vowed at Mass to try harder to make my home a little Nazareth.