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About St. Thérèse

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Saint Theresa the Little Flower
Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
Marie-Françoise Thérèse Martin

"I have not given the good God anything but love, and it is with love He will repay.
After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses.
I will spend my heaven in doing good upon earth.
My 'little way' is the way of spiritual childhood, the way of trust and absolute self-surrender."

The St. Thérèse Calendar

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January 2 (1873) Marie-Françoise Thérèse Martin, born at Aleçon, France (Normandy)
January 4 (1873) Baptism at the Church of Notre-Dame.
January 19 (1889) Clothed in the Carmelite habit.
March 25 (1883) Gravely ill until May 13.
April 2/3 (1896) Holy Thursday evening -- first hemorrhage.
April 5 (1896) Easter Sunday ‘Night of the Soul’ until her death.
April 9 (1888) Enters Carmel at Lisieux at age 15.
April 25 (1923) Beatification by Pope Pius XI.
May 3 (1944) Made 2nd Patron Saint of France by Pope Pius XII
May 8 (1884) First Communion.
May 13 (1883) Cured by the Virgin Mary after being ill since Mar 25.
May 17 (1925) Canonization by Pope Pius XI
June 3 (1897) ‘Story of a Soul’ - Manuscript C.
June 9 (1895) Act of Oblation.
June 11 (1895) Wound of Love.
June 14 (1884) Confirmation.
September 8 (1890) Takes vows.
September 8 (1896) ‘Story of a Soul’ - Manuscript B.
September 24 (1890) Receives veil in public.
September 30 (1897) After prolonged agony, death at 7: 00 p.m.
September 30 (1898) ‘Story of a Soul’ first published.
October (1891) Retreat leads to way of complete trust & abandon.
October (1891) Begins reading St. John of the Cross.
October 1 Feast Day
October 4 (1897) Burial at the cemetery at Lisieux.
October 19 (1997) Made 33rd Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II
November 16 (1877) Martin family moves to Les Buissonnets, Lisieux.
December (1894) ‘Story of a Soul’ - First manuscript (to 1895).
December 24 (1886) Christmas Eve conversion.
December 25 Christmas Day

Chronological Information About St. Thérèse

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January 2, 1873 Marie-Françoise Thérèse Martin, born at Aleçon, France (Normandy)
January 4, 1873 Baptism at the Church of Notre-Dame.
November 16, 1877 Martin family moves to Les Buissonnets, Lisieux.
March 25, 1883 Gravely ill until May 13.
May 13, 1883 Cured by the Virgin Mary after being ill since Mar 25.
May 8, 1884 First Communion.
June 14, 1884 Confirmation.
December 24, 1886 Christmas Eve conversion.
April 9, 1888 Enters Carmel at Lisieux at age 15.
January 19, 1889 Clothed in the Carmelite habit.
September 8, 1890 Takes vows.
September 24, 1890 Receives veil in public.
October 1891 Retreat leads to way of complete trust & abandon.
October 1891 Begins reading St. John of the Cross.
December 1894 ‘Story of a Soul’ - First manuscript (to 1895).
June 9, 1895 Act of Oblation.
June 11, 1895 Wound of Love.
April 2/3, 1896 Holy Thursday evening -- first hemorrhage.
April 5, 1896-Easter Sunday ‘Night of the Soul’ until her death.
September 8, 1896 ‘Story of a Soul’ - Manuscript B.
June 3, 1897 ‘Story of a Soul’ - Manuscript C.
September 30, 1897 After prolonged agony, death at 7: 00 p.m.
October 4, 1897 Burial at the cemetery at Lisieux.
September 30, 1898 ‘Story of a Soul’ first published.
April 25, 1923 Beatification by Pope Pius XI.
May 17, 1925 Canonization by Pope Pius XI
May 03, 1944 Made 2nd Patron Saint of France by Pope Pius XII
October 19, 1997 Made 33rd Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II

The above information was gathered and verified in various sources including the internet. A most notable and interesting source was the book, 'St. Thérèse, Doctor of the Little Way', Park Press, Inc., P.O. Box 475, 355 6th Ave. N., Waite Park, MN 56387.

For more information see www.netins.net/showcase/solitude/spirit3.html or query Saint Therese on the Internet.

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