St. Therese of Lisieux

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A tapestry of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, hangs in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Oct. 16, 2015, in preparation for their canonization.

Church-builders Louis and Zélie Martin: St. Thérèse’s incomparable parents

Jul 12, 2024

By Father Roger Landry

July 12 was chosen as the feast of Louis and Zélie Martin because it was on this day in 1858... Read more

Lisieux House ladies holding up a picture of St. Therese of Lisieux from a feast day celebration they had in her honor.

Lisieux House: Convent turned young adult community celebrates 10 years 

Feb 27, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

A small community of young adult women in Seattle has brought life back into an old convent for nearly a... Read more

St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Pope Francis highlights ‘little greatness’ of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in apostolic letter

Oct 15, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called “The Little Flower,” was a French Carmelite nun who died in 1897 from tuberculosis... Read more

Five children representing five continents speak with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on Oct. 1, 2023. The pope will hold a meeting with children at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023.

Pope Francis to hold meeting with children at the Vatican on Nov. 6

Oct 1, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.”  Read more

Santa Rita Parish in Milan, Italy, September 2017.

An evening of letters and rose petals to ask St. Thérèse to pray for ‘the impossible’

Oct 1, 2023

By Anna Kurian

Special evenings held around St. Thérèse’s feast day take place throughout the world to encourage people to ask for graces... Read more

Pope Francis on board the plane that took him from Rome to Mongolia, Aug. 31, 2023.

Pope Francis to publish apostolic letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux Oct. 15

Sep 1, 2023

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

During a general audience on June 7, Pope Francis announced that he was writing an apostolic letter on the patron... Read more

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of young people after his general audience Aug. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis laments the spiritual poverty in a culture that leads to teen suicides 

Jun 13, 2023

By Courtney Mares

While continuing his recovery in the hospital, Pope Francis called attention to cultural changes that lead people to stop caring... Read more

Pope Francis prayed before a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux at the beginning of his general audience in St. Peter's Square, and shortly before going to the hospital for an abdominal surgery, on June 7, 2023.

Pope Francis prayed with relic of St. Thérèse of Lisieux before surgery

Jun 7, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

One of Pope Francis’ last gestures before undergoing abdominal surgery was to pray before a relic of St. Thérèse of... Read more

Pope Francis praying at the general audience on St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis: What is spiritual consolation? The saints explain

Nov 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience... Read more

The backyard of St. Thérèse’s childhood home in Lisieux, France.

House of saints: Visiting St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s home has inspired conversions

Oct 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Scenes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobiography “Story of a Soul” come alive when walking through her childhood home in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis asks religious sisters to pray for him: 'It is not easy to be the pope'

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux. Read more

Religious education students at St. Therese Parish in Midvale, Utah, participate in a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux. Courtesy photo

St. Therese Parish in Utah ‘overwhelmed’ with support after statue vandalism

Oct 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Two weeks after vandals toppled a statue of St. Therese at a Catholic parish in Utah, the parish said it... Read more

First class relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin.  Photo courtesy of Fr. John Fain of St. Therese parish in Lansing, Michigan.

Relics of Ss. Louis, Zelie Martin find home in parish named for daughter Therese

Feb 27, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Fr. John Fain is getting the 19th-century family of St. Therese back together.  Read more

Pope Francis imparts a blessing during the celebration of Vespers for the feast of St Therese of Lisieux in the Vatican Basilica, Oct. 1, 2019.

The Church's Extraordinary Missionary Month begins under the gaze of St Therese

Oct 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis opened the Extraordinary Missionary Month Tuesday invoking St. Therese of Liseux, the patron saint of missionaries.  Read more

 A Vatican tapestry of Louis and Zelie Martin, who were canonized on Oct. 18, 2015 in St. Peter's Square.

St. Therese of Lisieux's parents inspired this drug rehab project

Dec 20, 2017

A project to end the drug scourge in Uruguay has drawn inspiration from the parents of the “Little Flower” Saint... Read more

Shrine Island at St. Therese Shrine in Juneau, Alaska. Courtesy of St. Therese Shrine.

There's a new national shrine dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux

Oct 5, 2016

Adding to the more than 70 national shrines in the United States, the St. The?re?se Shrine in Juneau, Alaska was... Read more

This image of St. Therese of Lisieux was a gift presented to Pope Francis by French journalist Caroline Pigozzi. Photo courtesy of Caroline Pigozzi/CNA.

Pope to Georgian Catholics: imitate St. Therese's 'little way'

Oct 1, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

It’s important to follow the example of St. Therese's “little way,” trusting in God and his consolation with the faith... Read more

Pope Francis lays flowers at the foot of the statue of Our Lady of Lujan on May 8, 2013.

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Feb 17, 2016

When Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a cloistered monastery Sunday morning, he received a gift from the nuns... Read more

A tapestry of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, hanging in St. Peters Square Oct. 16, 2015, in preparation for their canonization on Sunday.

The miracle behind the canonization of the parents of St Therese of Lisieux

Oct 17, 2015

By CNA Staff

Seven-year-old Carmen has an extraordinary story. Because of her Blessed Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin, the parents of Saint Therese... Read more

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents Louis and Zelie Martin 1 at St. Mary Major`s Basilica in Rome, Italy, Oct. 16, 2015.

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

Oct 16, 2015

As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in... Read more