Blog & Updates (134)
CONGRATULATIONS to the 43 AMAZING YOUNG ADULTS who journeyed, studied, prayed and lived together this year at St. Therese Institute — 27 first-, 9 second- and 7 third-year students! These unprecedented times led to an INCREDIBLE bonding between the students this year. We pray for you all as you venture forth from here as formed and faith-filled Missionary Disciples, taking the Light of Christ into the World! They will be Commissioning today by Bishop Mark Hagemoen.
As of July 1, Vicky Serblowski (pictured) will be stepping aside as the Executive Director of St. Therese Institute as John W. Romanowsky, PhD, assumes the position. Vicky will continue working in administration at St. Therese during the transition in leadership.
God blesses us in so many different ways, each and every day: from the gift of Eternal Life (woo hoo!), to the gift of receiving Jesus —Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity— in the Eucharist (woo hoo!), to the gift that each of you are to us (that deserves another woo hoo!).
Thank you for being a part of the St. Therese extended family. From our immediate family of staff and students, to your family:
HAPPY EASTER and GOD BLESS :)
the little way magazine is published by St. Therese Institute twice per year (usualy). Its focus and purpose is to spread the spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her "little way" as lived by the community of students embarking on St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program, as well as keep you informed of what has and is happening at St. Therese Institute.
Go deeper into the Sunday Gospel, and make "keeping holy the Sabbath" a more important part of your life and a practice in your family, household or community.
In the Jewish tradition, the new day begins at sundown (you'll see this echoed through into the Catholic tradition of having a Sunday Mass on the Saturday evening, for example). Our Lord's Day celebration begins at Saturday's supper with a short time of prayer, a reading of and reflection on the coming Sunday's Gospel reading, and then grace. After supper, a prayer of thanksgiving is said. The reflection on the Gospel is given either a student or one of our formation team. To bookend the Lord's Day, another short time of prayer precedes the Sunday supper grace, and again a prayer of thanksgiving follows supper.
Our director of Assistant Director of Formation, Nicholas Pierlot, explains more in the above video.
- The Lord's Day Prayer - booklet printing layout
(for printing double sided, flipping page on short edge)
- The Lord's Day Prayer - single pages
Student Gospel Reflections:
We invite you to our students and watch/listen to the weekly reflection penned by one of our students! This reflection is shared during our Saturday supper at the start of the Celebration of the Lord's Day.
Jim and Nick (and sometimes a special guest) discuss various topics, from Scripture to prayer to movies to books within the context of the 'little way' of St. Thérèse.
Subscribe to us on YouTube (youtube.com/StThereseInstitute) for the video version of A Little Way-Word, or to the audio-only version through any of these fine podcasting platforms:
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