St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897) was a French Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is a Doctor of the Church and is one of the most popular of saints. She is author of The Story of a Soul, a best-selling TAN Books classic.


The Desire to Become a Great Saint

IN WRITING about this visit to Carmel, my mind goes back to my first visit after you had entered. I had been wondering that morning what name they would give me when I got there; I could not bear to lose my lovely “Thérèse,” yet I knew you already had a Thérèse of Jesus. I…


A Vivid Dream and the Beauty of Nature

I remember a dream I had at that age, which left a very deep impression: I was walking alone in the garden when suddenly I saw two horrible little devils near the arbor, dancing on a barrel of lime with amazing agility, in spite of having heavy irons on their feet. They looked at me…


The Story of a Soul

Chapter 1: Early Childhood My dearest Mother, it is to you, to you who are in fact a mother twice over to me, that I now confide the Story of my Soul. The day you asked me to do it, I thought it might be a distraction to me, but afterwards, Jesus made me realize…