Little Flower of Jesus Carmelite of Lisieux 1873 – 1897
328 brief quotations from The Story of a Soul, Counsels and Reminiscences, and her letters, arranged under 20 different topics. Shows her greatness of soul and that she was no Saint by accident. Beautiful and surprising! A book cherished by many.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as "Thérèse of the Child Jesus" and "The Little Flower", was the last of nine children born to Louis and Zelie Martin, at France in 1873. She was often anxious and depressed in childhood, as she suffered the early death of her mother. After she converted interiorly and began to read Thomas à Kempis' The Imitation of Christ, she joined 2 of her sisters in a discalced Carmelite convent as a nun at just 15 years old. After her oldest sister was elected prioress, Thérèse became a permanent novice to allay suspicions that her family was dominating the small community. She lived humbly, concealing her intense prayer life and countless sacrifices. Author: St. Thérèse of Lisieux | Binding: Softcover | Pages: 192 | Measures: 0.40" (d) x 4" (w) x 6" (l) inches