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St. Therese of Lisieux’s holiness is based on doing “little things with great love.” It is difficult to see the life of Therese Martin as common because she is now known as St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, Doctor of the Church. A young cloistered nun who lived in the late 1800's, she entered a Carmelite monastery at the young age of 15. Therese wrote the Story of a Soul while in the convent, an autobiography suggested by her mother superior. It has been translated into more … [More]

Thérèse of Lisieux (2 January 1873 – 30 September 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, born Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin, was a French Carmelite nun. She is also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus". She felt an early call to religious life, and, overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, became a nun and joined two of her older sisters in the enclosed Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having … [More]