St. Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics and for others because of the “simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life”.
St. Thérèse felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, became a nun and joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy. Her feast day is 1st of October (3rd October in the extraordinary form). St. Thérèse is well known throughout the world, with the Basilica of Lisieux being the second-largest place of pilgrimage in France after Lourdes. St. Therese’s ‘Little way’ is a glowing beacon to all of us who feel we can do nothing. It is the little things, we are reminded, that keeps God’s kingdom growing infinitely.