On Wednesday night, the eve of the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the women of the residence hall named in her honor came together for a talk about their patroness.

Mrs. Andres with the women of St. Thérèse Hall
Mrs. Andres with the women of St. Thérèse HallAlumna Suzie (Zeiter ’87) Andres, the author of, among other works, the St. Thérèse-inspired A Little Way of Homeschooling, spoke in the residence hall’s common room on the subject, “Saint Thérèse and the Communion of Saints.” Over the course of the discussion, she urged students to pursue the French saint’s “little way” and to remember that they have advocates among the souls in heaven. “Mrs. Andres brought roses, novena cards, and chocolates for all the girls, which was wonderfully generous,” says the College’s resident assistant, Sarah Dufresne (’14).

Mrs. Andres’ talk was the first in a series of similar events that Miss Dufresne has planned for the women’s residence halls this academic year. “The intention behind the Dorm Talk Series is to provide a venue for the girls on campus to delve into the spiritual life as it pertains to women in particular, to encourage and nurture growth of the heart and mind, and to foster sisterly community outside of the classroom,” says Miss Dufresne. “The Dorm Talk Series will feature female tutors, tutor wives, myself and other women in the Thomas Aquinas community.”

Continuing their veneration of the “Little Flower,” the women of St. Thérèse Hall plan to sing at tonight’s Mass in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.