Fin du Monde Present et Mysteres de la Vie Future, premiere edition Fin du Monde Present et Mysteres de la Vie Future, deuxieme edition
     
The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

 by Father Charles Arminjon, English Translation Prepared by Susan Conroy and Britons Catholic Library

An authorized English Translation of the book that inspired Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Prepared by Susan Conroy, Peter McEnerny
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This compilation of 9 conferences presented by Father Charles Arminjon in the Cathedral of Chambéry and first published in 1881 made a huge impression on St. Thérèse of the Child-Jesus and her sister Céline.

     
Saint Therese of Lisieux at age 16 just before entering the order

Saint Therese of Lisieux at age 16 just before entering the order

From the day when St. Thérèse had read in a work of Father Arminjon the glowing description of the reception which God has in store for those who have laboured and suffered for Him, suffering had become dear to her.

The Reasons For Suffering - Fr. Edward F. MacDonald, Society of St. Pius X
 

A major factor in determining her future career, was the reading of Abbe Arminjon's Conferences on the End of the World and the Mysteries of the Future Life. That book seemed to add the "Amen" to the conclusions which she had carefully, though painfully, reached without the help of any human advice. She would enter Carmel and there labor for souls.

The Life of the Little Flower by Rev. Albert M. Hutting
 

I was nourished for a long time on the "pure flour" contained in the Imitation of Christ.... At the age of fourteen, with my desire for knowledge, God found it necessary to join to the "pure flour" some "honey and oil in abundance." This honey and oil He showed me in Father Arminjon's conferences on the end of the present world and the mysteries of the future life.... All the great truths of religion, the mysteries of eternity, plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth. I experienced already what God reserves for those who love Him (not with the eye but with the heart), and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to life's small sacrifices, I wanted to love, to love Jesus with a passion, to give Him a thousand proofs of my love while I still could.

The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
All photographs of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D., are copyright (c) Office Central, Lisieux France.
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In June, 2011, Susan appeared on five episodes of EWTN's "Women of Grace" with Johnnette S Benkovic, discussing Fr. Arminjon's work. A five DVD set, as well as single episode audio CDs and the book itself are available from the Women Of Grace website.
 
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