Therese Martin was born in Alencon in France in 1873. Whilst still young she entered the Discalced Carmel of Lisieux, where she lived in the greatest humility and evangelical simplicity and confidence in God. By word and example she taught the novices these same virtues. Offering her life for the salvation of souls and the spread of the Church, she died on September 30th 1897.
Let us pray.
God our Father,
you promised your kingdom
to those who are willing to become like little children.
Help us to follow the way of St. Therese with confidence
so that by her prayers
we may come to know your eternal glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.