|Life of St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese Martin was born to a middle class family. She was cured from an illness at age 8 when a statue of the Blessed Virgin smiled at her. At the age of 15, she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux, France. She lived a private life of prayer and had a great intimacy with God.
During her short life, she suffered many illnesses but always lived a life of trust and love in God. She defined her path to God as "The Little Way". Therese believed that what matters most was "not great deeds, but great love". She died an early death of tuberculosis at 24 years old.
Many lives have been touched by her intercession. Prior to her death, she vowed, "to spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses". She has been called the "greatest saint of modern times." Her roses continue to fall everywhere in the world to those who pray for her intercession.
Patronage: Illnesses, missions and missionaries, AIDS sufferers, pilots, Australia, florists and flower growers, loss of parents, tuberculosis.
Born: January 2, 1873, in France
Feast Day: October 1
|Our Therese is 17" tall, with cast-resin hands, feet and head. She is a soft-bodied wire armature doll with authentic clothing, a cross and roses, and hand-painted eyes. She is on a wooden stand with a plaque bearing her name. A prayer card is included, as is a care tag with information about our artist, Mark A. Dennis
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