Therese Martin known as St. Therese of Lisieux was born January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France. Thoughtful of the things of heaven from an early age, she entered the convent taking 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. 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.
I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses. Known as The Little Flower by many, St. Therese’s words illustrate the symbol by which she shares with us her intercession and inspiration even from heaven. 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. Learn more about St. Therese.