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Saint of the Day: Therese of Lisieux

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St. Therese of Lisieux

Feast Day: October 1

Left motherless at 4, she followed two older sisters into the Carmelites, entering at 15 as Sister Therese of the

Detail of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in the photograph taken in the courtyard of the monastery of Lisieux Easter Monday, April 15, 1894. (Wikimedia Commons)

Infant Jesus.

Poor health made her dream of missionary work impossible. In 1896 she contracted tuberculosis and died after months of suffering.

Posthumous publication of her autobiography, “The Story of a Soul,” prompted popular devotion.

The “Little Flower” is remembered for her “little way” of seeking perfection in the ordinary with a simple but total trust in God.

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