Friends of the Rosary,
Today, while we pray our daily Rosary we honor the life of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus – St. Thérèse of Lisieux, popularly known as “the Little Flower”. Many miracles have been attributed to her intercession.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux was a French Carmelite nun who died of tuberculosis at the age of 24 in 1897. Her interior life is known through her autobiography called Story of a Soul.
She inspired millions by her “little way” of always performing little acts of charity, along with little sacrifices not caring how unimportant they seemed.
St. Thérèse wrote, “Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.”
Declared Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, St Therese said, “Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude.”
[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]
For following the example of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who devoted herself to living a life of holiness, doing all things with love and childlike trust in God.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux had childlike confidence in God’s providence and merciful love, being ready to be at the service of others at all times. She understood that Love was everything, that it embraced all times and places.
She was the third woman to be proclaimed Doctor of the Church, after Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Teresa of Avila.