Jun 7, 2021
While many know the Little Flower’s “Story of a Soul” and the numerous letters she wrote during her short life, very few know of the thousands of letters that have flooded her convent - especially from people undergoing extreme distress.
“Stronger than Steel,” a recent book published by Angelico Press, fills this void of knowledge. In doing so, it reminds us all that the saints are our friends and their intercession continues to bring the supernatural to our world.
The vast majority of the letters of this collection came from French soldiers fighting the First World War, mostly on their own land.
France entered the war in 1914 - 17 years after Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face died in Lisieux. Yet Thérèse’s autobiography, “Story of a Soul,” had already begun to transform the decaying Catholic landscape of Central Europe. Tens of thousands of men from all walks of life, serving as soldiers and terrorized in the trenches, called for her intercession and received her response.