Dorothy Day admired Thérèse.
Saint John XXIII meditates on
this idea in his book Journal of a
Soul, the compendium of autobio-
graphical writings that he kept from
seminary until almost the time of his
death. In January 1907 he wrote that
we must incorporate the “substance”
of the saints’ lives into our own. “I
am not Saint Aloysius, nor must I
Each grasped that. But both appreci-
ated ways of sanctity that diverged
from their own. Thérèse, for in-
stance, admired the Catholic mis-
sionaries working in Vietnam. And
WHO ARE YOU?
What are youdrawn to? God’scall for eachperson builds onhis or her naturaldesires, talents,and inclinations.
TAYLOR SMITH, UNSPLASH
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