The Little Way of Living with Less
Publication Date: September 27, 2022
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Learning to Let Go with the Little Flower
Do your possessions “spark joy”? In our materialistic society, we are often plagued with the slow torture of accumulated stuff, which creates disharmony, prevents us from living in the present moment, and keeps us from setting our eyes upon Heaven.
The Little Way of Living with Less is a spiritual journey guided by St. Thérèse of Lisieux toward a “less is more” manner of living. It shares one couple’s effort to downsize, declutter, and detach― and the challenge of growing in virtues that is associated with this process. Indeed, this book serves as a practical antidote to the consumerism and commodification of daily home life today.
Through the words and example of the Little Flower, you will find peace, joy, and security as you learn how to overcome disorder― whether physical, mental, or spiritual. St. Thérèse will help form you in single-mindedness to complete the ordinary with extraordinary, selfless love, and you’ll soon find yourself becoming intentional about making God the center of your life and your home.
Best of all, you will discover that “everything is grace” (St. Thérèse) and will begin thanking God for your many blessings and experiencing His miraculous favors with greater attention to the present moment. Inspired by the Little Way, you will attend with greater confidence to the things above and “choose all” in holiness. Let “the greatest saint of modern times” guide you to:
By living an integrated life detached from materialistic pleasures, you will develop the freedom of a child of God to abandon yourself to the Father’s will. Enter into the Heart of Jesus and make room in your heart to experience the wonders of His love!
Laraine Bennett has a master's degree in philosophy and is the communications manager for the National Council of Catholic Women. She has co-authored six books with her husband, Art, and written one solo book, A Year of Grace: 365 Reflections for Caregivers. She helped create the popular website TemperamentQuiz.com. The Bennetts reside in Northern Virginia, have been married for forty years, and have four children and three grandchildren.