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THERESE OF LISIEUX: A Biography (1983)

THERESE OF LISIEUX: A Biography (1983)

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O'Connor, Patricia. 173pp PBK.

She is called 'The Little Flower,' but St. Therese of Lisieux was no shrinking violet. Denied entry to the Carmelite convent because of her youth, St. Therese argued her cause all the way to Pope Leo XIII. Finally admitted to Carmel in 1888 at age fifteen, she lived only nine years more, but in those nine years she achieved a state of holiness few have attained. Described by Pope St. Pius X as 'the greatest saint of modern times,' St. Therese of the Child Jesus is one of the most popular saints the world has ever known. Her 'Little Way' of spirituality, which emphasizes finding the pathway to God in the simple and ordinary, has been embraced by people of good faith from every nation and walk of life. Now, in this carefully researched biography, the life, times, and spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux are brought to vivid life. This candid portrait of a modern-day saint is sure to be an inspiration to all who seek to find their own 'Little Way' to God.

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