During the last months of St. Thérèse’s life, her sisters faithfully sat by her bedside through her long protracted illness and agony, taking notes of her words. Her “last conversations,” therefore, are preserved for posterity.
Although at first this may seem to be a little sad or morbid, the insights that we are given through these last conversations are beautifully inspiring. In 2011, Mary’s Dowry Productions decided to present a selection of Saint Therese’s last thoughts and words in a prayerful and reflective film. Combining imagery of nature, especially flowers, photographs and specially recreated footage beneath narrative, text and music, we filmed key moments from the final days of the Little Flower. Our DVD on The Last Conversations of Therese is available worldwide, in all region formats, from:
Saint Therese tells us:
“I have found happiness and joy on earth, but solely in suffering, for I have suffered very much here below; you must make it known to souls.” “Since my First Communion, since the time I asked Jesus to change all the consolations of this earth into bitterness for me, I had a perpetual desire to suffer. I wasn’t thinking, however, of making suffering my joy; this is a grace that was given to me later on. Up until then, it was like a spark hidden beneath the ashes, and like blossoms on a tree that must become fruit in time. But seeing my blossoms always falling, that is, allowing myself to fall into tears whenever I suffered, I said to myself with astonishment and sadness: But I will never go beyond the stage of desires!”
Our DVD offers a profoundly spiritual, reflective and prayerful encounter with Saint Therese of Lisieux as she reflects upon moments from her life in her last conversations. Exclusive to this film are the contemplative and atmospheric music tracks from our Holy Spirit of Peace, Calm, Joy and Gentleness CDs, a blend of piano and ambient soundscapes that lift this film into the mystical. Alongside, we pause for reflection on her words and writings amidst flowers and nature that saint Therese loved so much.
In 2007 Mary’s Dowry productions created a new form of film media to present the lives of the saints. Mary’s Dowry Productions recreates silent visuals, informative, devotional narration, and original contemplative music that touches your spirit to draw you into a spiritual encounter with the saint. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear. Our films seek to offer a window into the lives of our saints. Using your spiritual senses we invite you to shut out the world, sit prayerfully and peacefully and go on a journey of faith, history and prayer with this inspiring Saint.
Length and Format:
The film runs for 30 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.