CANA The Catholic Centre is staging a dramatic monologue on the life of St Therese of Lisieux.
The one-and-a-half hour performance is scheduled to be held at the Church of Divine Mercy, Church of the Holy Spirit and Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in September.
Award-winning actress Eva Hernandez plays St Therese in the monologue, Story of a Soul – St Therese of Lisieux, written and directed by Michel Pascal.
Both actress and director are from Paris.
The performance is based on St Therese’s writings, which recount her life from her childhood days to her life in the Carmelite monastery.
According to Pascal, the play portrays the saint’s life of simplicity and openness, and aims to touch audiences, inviting them to discover inner peace in a restless world.
The performance was originally written in French and later translated to English. It has been performed about 500 times and seen by 100,000 people around the world, says Pascal.
According to Ms Janet Lim from CANA, the centre is holding the performances to mark the Church’s Year of Faith which begins on Oct 11.
At the same time, CANA also wants to honour St Therese, who is the patron saint of missions.
The performance will open with a few songs sung by Pascal, and end with a couple of songs from three poems that St Therese wrote.
Story of a Soul – St Therese of Lisieux will be held at Church of Divine Mercy on Sept 7 at 8 pm, Church of the Holy Spirit on Sept 8 at 2 pm and 8pm, and Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on Sept 9 at 8 pm.
Tickets at $20 each can be purchased from CANA The Catholic Centre at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria Street. For enquiries, call 6336-4815/6336-4467 (from 11 am-5 pm) or email email@example.com
By Martin See