St Therese Relic Makes Space Flight

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St Therese Relic Makes Space Flight
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Wed, 11-26-2008 - 10:46am
St. Thérèse Relic Makes Space Flight
NEW CANEY, Texas, NOV. 20, 2008 (Zenit.org).- St. Thérèse wrote that she
wanted to be a missionary on every continent simultaneously and reach the most
remote islands -- now her dream has extended to space flight.
The Carmelite community of New Caney, Texas, enjoys the friendship of Colonel
Ron Garan, who was on the May 31-June 14 Discovery shuttle mission.
Before heading into space, Garan had called the women religious to request
their prayer for the voyage, and he told them he could take some small item into
space on behalf of the community.
The sisters reported that the words of St. Thérèse came to mind: "I have
the vocation of an apostle. I would like to travel over the whole earth to
preach your name and to plant your glorious cross on infidel soil. But oh, my
beloved, one mission would not be enough for me, I would want to preach the
Gospel on all five continents simultaneously and even to the most remote isles.
I would be a missionary, not for a few years but from the beginning of creation
until the consummation of the ages."
The Carmelites gave the astronaut a relic of St. Thérèse for his flight.
Now, they report, she has traveled 5,735,643 miles around the earth for 14 days
at 17,057 miles an hour. Meanwhile, the sisters commended the world to her
intercession.

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Fri, 11-28-2008 - 8:11am
This is truly amazing.