SAINT THÉRÈSE DE LISIEUX
This season's words from our saints are excerpted from L'Histoire d'une Âme by Saint Thérèse de Lisieux. Born in Alençon in the Orne department of Normandy in France, and christened Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, she joined the Carmelite order at Lisieux, also in Normandy, at the young age of 15. She died there of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Her spiritual autobiography was published quickly thereafter, in 1898. Canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997, Thérèse's feast is celebrated annually on October 1 (October 3 in the Melkite Rite). She is a patroness of both France and Russia, in addition to missionaries, sufferers from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and those grieving the loss of their parents.
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An excerpt from the book
of the same title (1943) by American priest Martin W. Doherty (1899-1973) of both Chicago and western Oregon, on memories from his time as a young seminarian at the North American College in Rome.
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