Therese of Lisieux, St.


Therese Martin was born at Alencon, France, in 1873. While still a young girl, she entered the Carmelite monastery at Lisieux and became known as Therese of the Child Jesus. She lived a life of humility, evangelical simplicity, and trust in God. By word and example, she taught these virtues to the novices of the community. Offering her life for the salvation of souls and the growth of the Church, she died September 30, 1897. Known affectionately as “the Little Flower,” this simple woman was not only canonized but ultimately proclaimed a “Doctor of the Church.”