Poster - Saint Thérèse of Lisieux - Known for her book - Story of a Soul - Catholic
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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, Was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus", or simply "The Little Flower".
Best known for her heart-stopping book: Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower)
Born: January 2, 1873, Alençon, France Died: September 30, 1897, Lisieux, France
Canonized: 17 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI
Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics and for others because of the simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life. Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Pius X called her "the greatest saint of modern times".
In a play of Joan of Arc - her dress caught fire! This lead to her understanding that fire can cleanse anything...
Thérèse felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, she became a nun and joined two of her older sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy Another sister, Céline, also later joined the order.
After nine years as a Carmelite religious,having fulfilled various offices such as sacristan and assistant to the novice mistress, and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in a night of faith. Thérèse's final years were marked by a steady decline that she bore resolutely and without complaint.
Thérèse died at the age of 24, following a slow and painful fight against tuberculosis.
Quote: Sometimes, when I read spiritual treatises in which perfection is shown with a thousand obstacles, surrounded by a crowd of illusions, my poor little mind quickly tires. I close the learned book which is breaking my head and drying up my heart, and I take up Holy Scripture.
Then all seems luminous to me; a single word uncovers for my soul infinite horizons; perfection seems simple; I see that it is enough to recognize one's nothingness and to abandon oneself, like a child, into God's arms. Leaving to great souls, to great minds, the beautiful books I cannot understand, I rejoice to be little because only children, and those who are like them, will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.