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From the  Story of a Soul: Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

Story of a Soul St Therese of Child Jesus - the Saint of the Little way

Therese was ” Well-directed “; it was not in vain that she called her parents “incomparable” no doubt, Jesus wanted, in his love, to make me known the incomparable mother he had given me, but His divine hand was looking forward to crowning in heaven! ” (MS a, 4 V°)

In a letter addressed to sister Mary of the sacred heart (Marie Martin) Therese wrote: “before my entrance to Carmel, our incomparable father said by giving me to the good Lord: “I would like to have something better to offer to the good Oh, God. ” Jesus listened to his prayer… that something better, it was himself! (….) Papa, it is the little child of the good Lord; ”(….) (LT. 91).

Story of a Soul

Thérèse began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this Story of my soul, first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world. See the book here:  Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

See shrines of St Therese of Child Jesus:

Basilica of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Lisieux

Shrine of St Therese in Juneau, Alaska

Shrine of St Therese in Fresno, California

National Shrine Museum of St Therese de Lisieux

National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

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