Female beauty and St Thérèse’s Unpetalled Rose


I can’t help proceeding with caution when it comes to letting any of our kids spend a great deal of time, effort, and mental space on their appearance, or other people’s.

We live in a world where it is practically considered morally unacceptable to not be physically attractive according to narrowly-defined standards of physical beauty. You don’t need to look far for evidence of this prejudice; and for me, St Thérèse’s poem offers a powerful counter-image.

Read the rest of the article at The Catholic Weekly.

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