Saint of the Month: Thérèse of Lisieux

Communications • Tue, Oct 3 2017 at 11:51am

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Feast Day: October 1

Born: January 2, 1873, Died: September 30, 1897

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is the patron saint of florists, missionaries and pilots

  • Virgin and Doctor of the Church
  • Known as "The Little Flower of Jesus"
  • At the age of 15, she joined the Carmelites at Lisieux as her two elder sisters had done
  • Defined her path to God and holiness as "The Little Way," which consisted of child-like love and trust in God


"The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it's scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy."

"Use the gifts you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you."

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