Category: General Three Spiritual Masters

Three Spiritual Masters

Thu, 5/21

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1228) - What if one were to live the Gospel and imitate Jesus Christ as literally as possible?  Francis tried to live the gospel with Christ’s poverty as its center and to form a religious community that would follow this idea.

St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)-In the face of strictures on women and a long-established spiritual mediocrity in Spanish religious life, Teresa succeed in establishing, first for women, then for men, a reformed Carmelite order focused on austerity and contemplative prayer.

St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) - A girl who begged to enter the Carmelites at 15 and who died of tuberculosis at 24 became the spiritual guide of   millions during the first half of the 20th century with her “little way” of generous love found in her autobiography.

CFD: Spiritually   ($10.00 donation per session requested) To register call 616-459-7267 or email


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