O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph

O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In you we place all our faith and all our trust.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Catholic Unschooling Quote from St. Therese

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Hands of a Priest Holy Card kept by St Therese of Lisieux

 Here is a quote from St. Therese of Lisieux that supports our work as Catholic Unschooling parents:

"Trying to do good to people (in the case of home education, our children) without God's help is no easier than making the sun shine at midnight. You discover that you've got to abandon all your own preferences, your own bright ideas, and guide souls along the road our Lord has marked out for them. You mustn't coerce them into some path of your own choosing."
Great for child-led and interest-led learning, ie. following our children's interests and connecting with them, even though we may not have the same interests.  The work of Catholic Unschooling parents can be part of the royal road to sanctification.



Colleen said...

Your blog looks so pretty. Great pictures. I love this quote. As a spiritual director, it is good advice for me. I love St Therese too!

Sweetums5 said...

Thanks for your kind words, Colleen! I love *accessorizing* my blog. I just hope I don't overdo it, with all the wonderful buttons, blinkies and copyright-free images out there. ;)

I'm so glad you liked the quote. When I came upon it, I felt that it was so affirming of our learning lifestyle, especially since it came from a great saint like her!

God bless!

Lynn B said...

Great quote! I like when they are posted one at a time so I can really take them in. You have so much great material to share. God bless!

Sweetums5 said...

Hi Lynn!

Thanks for your kind words! Nice to *see* you again! Please leave me your blog address, so that I can visit you, too.

Thanks for letting me know that you like it better when the quotes are posted one at a time. You're right -- it can get overwhelming seeing so many quotes all together in one post. It's so much better to take in the wisdom of each quote one at a time. I'll do that next time. Every great quote deserves to have its own little space. Thanks for your feedback!

Lots of blessings!


Lynn B said...

Hi Shelley!

Just popping back in to say hi... normally I don't follow up on my comments but thankfully I caught this one. Where do you find all the pretty stuff on your blog? So many beautiful images...

You can probably get to my blog by clicking on my name at the top of my comment and then clicking on my blog from my profile. Or if it's easier, just go to

It would be great to have you visit! I check back over here every few days. God bless!


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