Suzie Andres is a Catholic wife and mother living and writing in sunny Southern California. She and her husband Tony have been Discalced Carmelite Seculars drawing sustenance from the charism and doctrine of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux for over twenty years. The fruits of this feasting are available in Suzie's previous books: Homeschooling with Gentleness and A Little Way of Homeschooling (the latter of which features essays by a dozen other Catholic wives and mothers); The Paradise Project (a novel taking its inspiration from Pride and Prejudice, but set as a romantic comedy in a modern day Catholic milieu); and Selected Sermons of Thomas Aquinas McGovern, S.J., a work she edited in collaboration with the late founding president of Thomas Aquinas College, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur. Having earned degrees at Thomas Aquinas College and the University of Notre Dame, Suzie finds her most effective education at the school of the two Little Flowers, St. Therese and her spiritual little brother, Servant of God Marcel Van. The three of them can be found online at Miss Marcel's Musings (suzieandres.com/blog). Also recently available from Suzie under the imprint Little Way Books is the devotional Stations of the Cross with Our Sister St. Therese .
I absolutely love it. Suzie is light-hearted (much like
Therese), and she is easy to read. At first I thought, 'There is no
way I would ask God for such a miraculous grace. I am most unworthy
. . .' But then Suzie points out that this is exactly the condition
Therese says is necessary for making the Act of Oblation to
- Sister Natalie, Maronite Servant of Christ the LightWhen I read Therese's petition, I think of the confidence of the early Church Fathers as they prayed. They dared to speak of salvation as deification and divinization. Therese is no less daring, because she is childlike. This is a beautiful book.
- Mike Aquilina, author of The Fathers of the Church and The Eucharist Foretold Suzie has written a very fine and original book! She understands St. Therese very well, her theology is solid, and she offers us 'something new' and refreshing. I smiled all the way through it.
- Father Donald Kinney, O.C.D., translator, The Poetry of St. Therese of LisieuxThis book sparkles.
- D.Q. McInerny, Author, Being Logical: A Guide to Good Think