St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Feast Day: October 1
Patron of: Those who suffer from AIDS, missionaries, loss of parents, physical ills

St. Therese was a French nun in the Carmelite order who became a nun at fifteen and died while still in her twenties. She was known for pioneering a deep spirituality that she called “the little way”, and was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II. She wrote an autobiography called “The Story of a Soul” that was published after her death, which had tremendous impact all around the world.

St. Therese shows us that we can have tremendous impact on others, which she did even at a young age and in a cloistered community.