St Thérèse of Lisieux was a Carmelite nun who did not make any remarkable achievements, but has become a Doctor of the Church and one of the most popular saints today. Her way of life has inspired many, and shows that holiness is for all.
Find out how St Thérèse of Lisieux can inspire us to take the narrow road!
St. Therese of Lisieux is one of the most popular modern saints among Catholics today. She was a French Carmelite nun who entered the convent at the age of 15, and died at the age of 24. St. Therese is regarded as the patron saint of missions because of her love for missions, and her prayers.
St. Therese is a beautiful example of love for God, and how to live holiness in our everyday lives. What is amazing about her is that
she didn’t do great things, or founded a religious order like most other saints. But she did everything with love, and she offered daily hidden and small sacrifices to God as her little way. And that’s what really matters to God – not great deeds, but great love. So love was her vocation, and the key to that vocation was charity.
So that’s how St. Therese took the narrow road – by dying to herself and her pride, she humbled herself in every way possible. And so she teaches us that we all can be saints – that we don’t have to do great things to be a saint; that holiness is within the reach of everyone, and charity is the key to holiness.