Thérèse Martin was born at Alencon in 1873. At the age of fifteen, she entered the Carmel at Lisieux. She practiced heroic humility, evangelical simplicity, and trust in God, and taught the novices these virtues by word and example. She offered her life for the salvation of souls and the growth of the Church. She died on September 30, 1897. Canonized in 1925, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1997.
1 October: SAINT THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS
Born in 1873, Thérèse Martin died in the Carmel of Lisieux 30 September 1897. She was canonized in 1925; in 1997 she was declared a Doctor of the Church by St. John Paul II.
Quote of the day, 17 June: St. John Paul II
As I return from my pilgrimage to Lisieux, allow me also to invoke the little Carmelite, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who has many close ties with Vietnam
Quote of the day, 25 December: Mother Agnès of Jesus, O.C.D.
Jesus will give Himself to you as a tiny Child because you are still so small
Quote of the day: 23 October
Her great desire will be fulfilled: I will be a priest, an apostle according to God's heart
Quote of the day: 2 October
With your celestial aid, in peace I await the other life
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 9
Don’t think that when I’m in Heaven I’ll make your life easy
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 8
What do death and life mean to me? Jesus, my joy is to love you!
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 7
My only joy on this earth is to be able to make you rejoice
Quote of the day: 27 September
I like Lourdes water better, it's more pious
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 6
If sometimes I shed tears my joy is to hide them well
Quote of the day: 26 September
See, that's an image of me, my life is hanging on by a tiny thread.
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 5
My joy is to remain little So when I fall down along the way I can get up very quickly
Quote of the day: 25 September
A little victim of love can't think that what her Spouse sends her out of love is awful
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 4
My joy, it's the Holy Will of Jesus my only love
Quote of the day: 24 September
My own good is undoubtedly to suffer
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 3
My joy is to love suffering, I gratefully accept the thorns mixed in with the flowers
Quote of the day: 23 September
Crying was very painful for Thérèse as she neared death
St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 2
Joy is in my heart... This joy isn't fleeting... I possess it without return
Quote of the day: 22 September
What a grace to have faith! If I didn't have faith, I would have killed myself...