St. Thérèse, The Little Flower

Today is feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Little Flower. She is so dear to me, so I must write a little about her. Thérèse Martin was born in Alencon, France in 1873. She joined the Carmelites at the age of fifteen. Her superior asked her to write down her reflections, which later became her autobiography, "Story of a Soul." After a long struggle with tuberculosis, she died on September 30, 1897, at the young age of 24.
The first two pictures are of her, dressed as Saint Joan of Arc (I love these photos!). She was her favorite saint. Thérèse desired to be a martyr like Joan and die for her faith. The next picture was taken before she entered the Carmelites. After that, a picture of her from her funeral. One of her at the monastery, and lastly, her as a child.
"What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love."


  1. aww she sounds amazing!!! i'm so glad you posted about her! this was a great post!

  2. Great shots, and thanks for sharing!

  3. oh thank you everyone! i'm so glad you all liked it. yeah!!! :)

  4. There are some more photos and commentary of these pictures of St. Therese dressed as St. Joan of Arc at:
    St Joan of Arc and St. Therese


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