We are a lead partner in the ‘Little Way Week’, an initiative for schools delivered by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Little Way Week is inspired by St Thérèse of Lisieux, patron of mission. 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 everyday.
It is apt that Mission Together partner Bishop’s conference through Little Way Week. Aged seven, Thérèse joined The Society of the Holy Childhood, known to us now as Mission Together. It was as a member of the Holy Childhood that Thérèse grew in faith and admiration for the work of the missionaries. She treasured the work of Holy Childhood in her heart throughout the rest of her short life.
Little Way Week runs from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th October 2017 (St Thérèse’s feast day is on 1st October) and is designed to strengthen the link between home, school and parish.
Our Little Way Assembly and Activity teach children about Thérèse and encourage them to follow her Little Way. The Assembly and Activity are available to download for free below.