The stirring play will be performed by Audrey Ahern at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 pm.
St. Therese of Lisieux remains one of the most beloved Saints of modern times. When her relics toured the United States for four months in 2000, they attracted more than 1 million visitors. While St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell can’t accommodate a million people, there is hope that the crowd will be large for St. Luke Productions’ live one-woman drama Therese: The Story of a Soul.
Therese, a French Carmelite nun died in 1897 at the age of 24, and was canonized in 1925. She is best known for her book “The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux” and her “Little Way” – a simple spiritual method for achieving holiness in everyday life.
In the drama, Therese speaks with the audience about the importance of trusting in God. Her message is that anyone can become a Saint.
“It is so easy to get discouraged, to think that you can never be a saint,” actress Audrey Ahern told the St. Cloud Visitor. “She made it to heaven because she completely trusted God and she constantly looked for ways to serve Him. Most of the time, those means of service were little things like smiling at someone she didn’t particularly like or helping an older nun cut her food at the dinner table. These are things we can all do – and these are the things that will make us saints!”
The performance is open to all ages. Admission is $10 in advance; $15 at the door; or $30 for a 6-pack. Tickets are available at AM 1180 KYES, in person at KYES, or St. Francis Xavier Church, or by calling 320-257-9700. The event is sponsored by St. Cloud Bookshop, The St. Cloud Visitor, and AM 1180 KYES.