43 Facts About St Therese

1. St Therese stands out among the doctors of the Church.

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2. St Therese took the name Sister Francoise-St Therese and was a fervent disciple of Therese's way.

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3. St Therese took this role seriously, and St Therese grew especially close to her, and to Celine, the sister closest to her in age.

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4. On May 13, 1883, St Therese was healed by Our Lady of the Smile.

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5. St Therese joined a special group of saints on October 19, 1997.

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6. St Therese took the religious name Sister St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.

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7. St Therese is a relatively sleepy school, serving just over 150 students and 30 staff.

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8. St Therese is not unlike a lot of other schools in the US It has a basketball team, a science lab and a dedicated time for recess.

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9. St Therese is a wonderful safe community with great staff.

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10. On 27 June 2010, the relics of Saint St Therese made their first visit to South Africa in conjunction with the 2010 World Cup.

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11. St Therese's took the name Sister Francoise-Therese and was a fervent disciple of Therese's way.

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12. St Therese's rapidly became one of the most popular saints of the twentieth century.

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13. St Therese was declared a saint five years and a day after Joan of Arc.

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14. St Therese's authorized Pauline to make any changes deemed necessary.

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15. St Therese is best known today for her spiritual memoir, L'histoire d'une ame.

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16. St Therese emphasised God's mercy in both the birth and the passion narratives in the Gospel.

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17. St Therese wrote many prayers to express her devotion to the Holy Face.

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18. St Therese's pinned the prayer in a small container over her heart.

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19. St Therese's wanted to go to heaven by an entirely new little way.

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20. St Therese was devoted to Eucharistic meditation and on 26 February 1895, shortly before she died wrote from memory and without a rough draft her poetic masterpiece "To Live by Love" which she had composed during Eucharistic meditation.

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21. St Therese's is approachable, due in part to her historical proximity.

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22. St Therese's never met Father Belliere but ten letters passed between them.

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23. St Therese's answered "I came to save souls, and especially to pray for priests".

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24. St Therese's understood then that it was on this very littleness that she must learn to ask God's help.

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25. St Therese's would never be elected to any position of importance.

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26. St Therese's appointed the former prioress novice mistress and made Therese her assistant.

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27. St Therese's looked directly for the word of Jesus, which shed light on her prayers and on her daily life.

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28. St Therese told me that my faults did not offend God.

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29. St Therese's offered her last communion, 19 August 1897, for Father Loyson.

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30. St Therese's would spend eight months longer than the standard year as an unprofessed novice.

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31. St Therese's chose a spiritual director, a Jesuit, Father Pichon.

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32. St Therese adhered strictly to the rule which forbade all superfluous talk during work.

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33. St Therese's refused to leave his feet, and the Swiss Guard had to carry her out of the room.

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34. St Therese was ecstatic and believed that her prayers had saved him.

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35. In July and August 1887 St Therese prayed hard for the conversion of Pranzini, so his soul could be saved, yet Pranzini showed no remorse.

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36. St Therese suffered from scruples, a condition experienced by other saints such as Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church and Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

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37. St Therese's wanted to join the Carmelites, but was told she was too young.

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38. St Therese's understood that Pauline was cloistered and that she would never come back.

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39. St Therese was taught at home until she was eight and a half, and then entered the school kept by the Benedictine nuns of the Abbey of Notre Dame du Pre in Lisieux.

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40. St Therese's took this role seriously, and Therese grew especially close to her, and to Celine, the sister closest to her in age.

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41. St Therese's rolls in the floor in despair believing all is lost.

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42. St Therese's excelled in it and set up her own business on Rue Saint-Blaise at age 22.

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43. St Therese is well-known throughout the world, with the Basilica of Lisieux being the second-largest place of pilgrimage in France after Lourdes.

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