Saint Therese of Lisieux

This portrait of Saint Therese of Lisieux reveals something of the intensity of the saint.  She had a very short and, by most measures, very dull and uneventful, painful life.  Yet the handwritten texts, which her superior required her to write, reveal a rich and  vibrant faith life within.  Some time after her death at age 24 (in 1897), these texts were compiled and put into print.  Eventually this autobiography, subtitled The Story of a Soul, was translated into many languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.  She shows us the way to attain heaven in the insignificant events of our daily lives.   Saint Therese, pray for us!