Therese Martin known as The Theresa the Little Flower by many is also known as St. Therese of Lisieux. Born January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France she was thoughtful of the things of heaven from an early age. When she entered the convent she took the name Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. She dedicated her life to simple acts and was asked by her superior to write her story.

In living The Little Way by which she sought to attain eternal life with Christ, St. Therese performed small acts, unbeknownst to others, in order to give glory to God alone. She taught that we are to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. What began as a project for Mother Superior became a book publish after her death entitled “Story of a Soul”, which is still popular spiritual reading today.

She wrote “I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses” leading to the name the Little Flower. St. Therese’s words illustrate the symbol by which she shares with us her intercession and inspiration even from heaven.