Saint Thérèse of Lisieux(January 2, 1873 – September 30, 1897), orSaint Thérèse of theChild Jesusand theHoly Face, O.C.D., was a FrenchDiscalced Carmelitenun. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower".
Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Roman Catholics and for others because of the "simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life." Together with St.Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church.Pope Pius Xcalled her "the greatest saint of modern times."
Therese felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, she became a nun and joined two of her elder sisters in thecloisteredCarmelite community ofLisieux,Normandy. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having fulfilled various offices such assacristanand assistant to thenovice mistress, and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in anight of faith, she died oftuberculosisat the age of 24.
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