St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The Little Flower
St. Thérèse saw herself as a child of God, simple like a tiny wildflower blooming where God had planted her. She pleased God by doing small tasks each day with joy and love in her heart for God and others. We, too, can learn from St. Thérèse by doing good deeds for God each day, like caring for and helping others.
Some facts about St. Thérèse of Lisieux:
Born: January 2, 1873
Died: September 20, 1897
Feast day: October 1
Became a Carmelite nun at age 15
Known as: Thérèse of the Child Jesus
For more on St. Thérèse, see page 35 of the October 2011 issue of RTJ's Creative Catechist.