Thérèse of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux

Statue of St. Therese of the Child Jesus on the square in front of the chapel of the Carmel Lisieux in France

Thérèse of Lisieux

Aka Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin
Aka the little flower of Jesus
Was a french carmelite sister

She was born in Alençon
As the youngest daughter of 9 children

After the dead of her mother aged 4
The family moved to Lisieux

At the age of 15
She joined two of her sisters
And entered the Carmel of Lisieux

Her life was one of devotion and service
Small acts of charity and help for others

She did not see herself as a great soul
Just a little flower in Gods garden

Her little way

Doing all things
with love for God and mankind

She died at age 24
One of the most popular saints
of the 20th century

For her sainthood is simple
And so easy to follow

Her parents were canonized in 2004

Biblical reading
Lk 9: 46-48

An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them’

“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you
is the one who is the greatest.”

Prayer

OFFERING OF THE DAY WRITTEN BY ST THÉRÈSE
My Lord, I offer You all the actions I did today,
for the intentions and the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus;
I would like to sanctify the beating of my heart, my thoughts
and my most simple work by joining them to His most infinite merits,
to repair my faults by throwing them in the blaze of His Merciful Love.
O my God I ask You for myself and for those I love for
the grace to accomplish perfectly Your holy wish,
to accept for Your Love the joys and pains of this passage that is life
so that one day we can be reunited in Heaven for all eternity.

Her autobiography

The story of a soul (pdf)

More links

Her spirituality

Movie

Saint Thérèse de Lisieux

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