St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, was only 24 years old when she died in 1897. Yet her writings continue to have a tremendous impact throughout the world, making her one of the most popular of all spiritual writers.
Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Thérèse opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming, and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.
Thérèse called her doctrine "the little way of spiritual childhood," and it is based on her complete and unshakeable confidence in God's love for us. As she said herself of the writings that became this book, "What I have written will do a lot of good. It will make the kindness of God better known."
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