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Abbe Arminjon's book - which influenced St Therese of Lisieux
on 15 August 2009
St Therese of Lisieux was deeply influenced by this book, which led to her life as a Carmelite and the development of her little way.
From the foreword the book was unknown and untranslated until the present translators got a copy and started their work.
Don't be put of by the strange and long title of the book, as it is an eminently sensible book and very up to date in the way it looks at issues around the end times, directly challenging us as to how we are to live our lives now as we do not know when and how Jesus will return.
He challenges an 18th C scientific view, but what he says is as relevant to people of faith in the 21st C when faced with challenging alternative views such as secularism or atheism.
I have found this book extremely interesting, and one which repays careful reading, study and reflection. It is good that people translated it and are able to pass the Abbe's thoughts to a different generation of people.