At the request of her sister Pauline, ThérÃ¨se wrote an autobiography which described her deep relationship with God and set out her spirituality of "The Little Way of Spiritual Childhood". By this "Little Way" ThérÃ¨se taught the value of even small acts of love, and the importance of remaining simple and trusting before God who is a loving parent.
Offering her life for the salvation of souls and the spread of the Church, she died on September 30th 1897. She was canonised in 1925 and declared a 'Doctor of the Church' in 1997. She is patron saint of many different things including a co-patron of France and of the Missions. Despite dying so young after a life lived in obscurity, ThérÃ¨se is arguably the most popular saint of modern times.
A photograph of ThérÃ¨se before her burial
Since the 1990s ThérÃ¨se's mortal remains have travelled the world, bringing knowledge of her "Little Way" to millions of people. For information about the visit of her relics to England and Wales in the autumn of 2009, please click here.
- St. ThérÃ¨se of Lisieux Gateway
- Santuary of St. ThérÃ¨se in Lisieux
- Catechesis on ThérÃ¨se by Pope Benedict XVI
ThérÃ¨se in an icon written by the Carmelite nuns of Ravenna,
in York Carmelite Friary