St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux is featured holding an image of the Holy Face in this stained glass depiction of beloved female saints in the church of St. Therese, Montauk, N.Y. Illustrated are Sts. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Theresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux and Catherine of Siena. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Scholars, Catholics call St. Therese’s ‘little way’ relevant today after pope’s letter

Carmelite scholars and everyday Catholics are welcoming Pope Francis' new apostolic letter about St. Therese of Lisieux, a 19th-century French Carmelite nun beloved worldwide for her "little way" of childlike trust and confidence in God's merciful love.
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What’s in God’s Plan?

Reflect It takes trust—and often patience—to discern God’s plan for us. Zélie Guerin (1831-1877) initially believed she was called to be a woman religious, but poor health closed that door. She was a successful lacemaker when she met Louis Martin, ...
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Conversing with God

Often on the way home from Mass at Cathedral St. Pierre in Lisieux, Papa—the father of St. Thérèse of Lisieux—was rather quiet.
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In the Face of Distressing Times

Reflect “My 19th birthday was celebrated with a death.”—St. Thérèse of LisieuxAs variations of COVID-19 continue to resurface now and then, we can consider how St. Thérèse also endured a resurgence of a pandemic (called an epidemic at the time, ...
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Thérèse of Lisieux: An Unlikely Patron Saint

I searched long and hard for the patron saint I wanted. In the end, my heart chose the one I needed.
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