St Thérèse of Lisieux
Little Way Week is inspired by St Thérèse of Lisieux, Patron Saint of Missionaries. As a child, St Thérèse dreamed of being a missionary. With age, she understood that very few of us are called to make big and radical gestures, but that through small, loving actions, we too can deliver God's love to the world.
It is apt that Little Way week is being delivered via our Missionary Children outreach. Aged seven, Thérèse joined the Society of the Holy Childhood, now known as Missionary Children. It was as a member of Holy Childhood that Thérèse grew in faith and admiration of the work of the missionaries. She treasured the work of Holy Childhood in her heart
throughout the rest of her short life.
As part of Mission Month in October, why not dedicate one of the weeks of that month as a Little Way Week. In this way, the link between home, school and parish can be strengthened.
Our Little Way Assembly and Activity teach children about Thérèse and encourage them to follow her Little Way.
Scroll down to download our Little Way Week Assembly and Activity and our Talking About St Thérèse dialogue.
Little Way Week is an initiative for schools that has been produced in partnership by our brothers and sisters at Missio England and Wales, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales and Wednesday Word.
In addition to the Little Way week materials, please find below a Secondary Schools Lesson for use in RE classes.