The Little Flower: The Story of St. Therese of the Child Jesus by Mary Fabyan WindeattPapa, whats the new babys name? asked one of the Martin girls.
Little Therese was the baby of the Martin family. She was also her Papas Little Queen. With her Mama, her Papa and her 4 big sisters to love her, Therese could have turned out to be a very spoiled little girl. And indeed, it is true that sometimes she was cross and naughty.
But Therese had hit upon a plan: she had decided to become a saint. To do this, she would love God every minute and would always say, Yes to whatever He asked of her.
Would this really make Therese into a saint? Wasnt it too easy? Or maybe it would sometimes be too hard? And wouldn/t Therese forget about her plan as she grew older?
This book tells what happened to little Therese: It shows how Therese received a second mother when she lost her first mother, how she was teased at school, and how she was cured of being a crybaby. It tells about her mysterious illness, her miraculous cure, her First Holy Communion, the terrible criminal whose soul she won back for God, and what she decided to do when she grew up.
All in all, here is the wonderful true story of what happened when little Therese Martin set out to become a saint.
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In the deeply religious atmosphere of her home, her piety developed early and intensively. All four of her elder sisters became nuns , and at the age of 15 she entered the Carmelite convent at Lisieux, having been refused admission a year earlier. Although she suffered from depression , scruples—a causeless feeling of guilt—and, at the end, religious doubts, she kept the rule to perfection and maintained a smiling, pleasant, and unselfish manner. Before her death from tuberculosis , she acknowledged that, because of her difficult nature, not one day had ever passed without a struggle. Her burial site at Lisieux became a place of pilgrimage , and a basilica bearing her name was built there — Her popularity is largely a result of this work, which conveys her loving pursuit of holiness in ordinary life. Article Media.
Table of Contents — Read Online. Her simple and pure heart burned with a deep love for our Lord, and that love overflowed into the lives of many. She daily inspired those who knew her, and she continues to inspire those who read her story. Her autobiography captures the beauty and profundity of her love in the most tender and affectionate way. Her story reveals how devoted she was to Jesus and how she longed to be with Him forever in Heaven, even from the earliest moments of her childhood. The prayer to conclude each lesson is not written only to be read, it is written to be prayed.
However, only five of these children lived to reach adulthood. Precocious and sensitive, Therese needed much attention. Her mother died when she was 4 years old. As a result, her father and sisters babied young Therese. She had a spirit that wanted everything. At the age of 14, on Christmas Eve in , Therese had a conversion that transformed her life. From then on, her powerful energy and sensitive spirit were turned toward love, instead of keeping herself happy.
At 15, she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux to give her whole life to God. She took the religious name Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy.
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Towards the end of , she went to confession for the first time. On the Feast of Pentecost , she received the singular grace of being healed from a serious illness through the intercession of Our Lady of Victories. Taught by the Benedictine Nuns of Lisieux and after an intense immediate preparation culminating in a vivid experience of intimate union with Christ, she received First Holy Communion on 8 May Some weeks later, on 14 June of the same year, she received the Sacrament of Confirmation, fully aware of accepting the gift of the Holy Spirit as a personal participation in the grace of Pentecost. She wished to embrace the contemplative life, as her sisters Pauline and Marie had done in the Carmel of Lisieux, but was prevented from doing so by her young age. On a visit to Italy, after having visited the House of Loreto and the holy places of the Eternal City, during an audience granted by Pope Leo XIII to the pilgrims from Lisieux on 20 November , she asked the Holy Father with childlike audacity to be able to enter the Carmel at the age of fifteen.
Zelie and Louis Martin. Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin was born on January 2, , and baptized two days later on January 4th. My first memories are imprinted with the most tender smiles and caresses Those were the sunny years of my childhood. Therese hated the place and stated "the five years - I spent there were the saddest of my life. Her keenness aroused the envy of many fellow pupils, and Therese paid dearly for her academic successes.