Today is the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux
Today is the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, popularly known as “The Little Flower.” Pope Saint Pius X called her, “the greatest Saint of modern times.” Her reminiscences of her childhood and her reflections regarding her own spiritual journey were recorded in a notebook she called The Story of A Soul. Commanded by her sister Pauline, the Mother Superior of the Carmelite convent she entered when only fifteen years old, Therese provides an outline of what she terms “the little way’ of love. Soldiers carried copies of her spiritual diary with them into battle during the most devasting war the world had ever known in Europe from 1914 to 1918. Her universal appeal and “little way” prepared Pope Pius XI to canonize her in 1925.
This short film by Bishop Robert Barron, gives an introduction to Therese’s immense contribution to the life of the Church and her insights in being a disciple of Jesus. Enjoy this moment as we celebrate her feast!