Last week"s contemporary women"s writings died in mid 20s both carmelite nuns. Decided at age 2 to become a nun. Usually there is a statue of her in churches. Some view it as very important work. If someone in a nunnery could do it, then surely i can do it . She is very easy to make fun of, to dismiss, many comments do in fact dismiss her but recognize her importance. Silano likes carmelites; john paul liked carmelites too and wrestled with becoming one himself . Attempt to explain the combination or rosiness and incredible harshness- love seen as harsh and demanding thing- images of god as the bird of prey that seizes you and will not let you go . Her prominence in 20th century catholic church is impressive. Many therese"s all acting on such names that come with conversion to religious life (mother. Theresa) john paul worshipped all 3 beatified stine patroness of europe- loved mother.