Schneider, J. (2016). St Therese of Lisieux's perception of God. Compass: A review of Topical Theology, 50 (2), 28-35.
(i) The way her writing can inform us of how we come to view God
(ii) In this light, what might we learn from Thérèse today?
It is probably true to say that, at the level of 'popular' faith, Thérèse of Lisieux has been adopted by many as their 'go-to' person-in heaven. As such, she has been experienced as someone who bestowed special, even miraculous, favours—something she gave permission for in her lifetime. However, here we're not talking about a beyond-death Thérèse we might have personally experienced. The Thérèse I will speak about is from research, specifically with respect to the feelings and events she recorded about her life.
Thérèse of Lisieux, biography, research, writings