Two strong women saints
The feast days of two great women of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Thérese of Lisieux, are celebrated during the month of October.
Three hundred years separate them, yet they have much in common. They were both members of an enclosed order of nuns, both headstrong women who were passionate about the power and importance of prayer, and now both of them are Doctors of the Church.
Carmelite theologian Fr. Chris O’Donnell O’Carm, tells Eileen Good why they are still relevant to the Church today. His interview is taken from the Religious Network News archive of 2006. Fr Chris died in 2020 and was mourned by many.
The interview concludes with another Carmelite, this time a discalced one, Fr Eugene Caffrey ODC, reading aloud one of the most beautiful prayers associated with St Thérese of Lisieux.