An out-of-the-box look at four of the greatest women of the Church, and what their example can mean for you. Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and Mother Teresa who wouldn t want these women as friends and guides? Lively, determined, devout but never passive, they were all straight-shooters with an abundance of common sense. They were also deeply in love with God, clinging to him with a tenacity that freed them to do the impossible. Using the Great Commandment as her guide, Gina Loehr focuses on how each of these women lived out one particular aspect of the command to love God with heart, mind, and soul and neighbor as self. Practical tips offer suggestions on how to be like the Teresas and points for reflection drive the lessons home.
These friends of God will help you become, as they were, expert in living out Christ s perfect law of love.
Gina Loehr holds a master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She currently teaches theology part-time at Marian University of Wisconsin. Author of Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women, and The Four Teresas, Gina lives with her husband and four young children on a six-hundred-acre dairy farm in southeastern Wisconsin.
In her own way, each of the remarkable women profiled in this book serves as a role model for loving, even in the midst of everyday challenges, frustrations, and temptations. The Four Teresas is a perfect spiritual tool for any individual or group.
- Lisa M. Hencley, author, The Handbook for Catholic Moms