St. Therese of Lisieux

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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

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

A wax figure of St. Therese of Lisieux.

The relics of St Therese, and her parents, will be displayed throughout the synod

Oct 3, 2015

Glass cases with the relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be... Read more

St. Therese of Lisieux and her sister Leonia Martin Guerin. Public Domain Photos.

A fourth saint for the Little Flower family? Cause for Leonia Martin officially opens

Jul 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin... Read more

Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin, who will be canonized Oct. 18, 2015.

Pope officially paves the way for Saint Therese's parents to be canonized

Jun 27, 2015

Pope Francis formally approved on Saturday the decrees necessary for Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin – known for being the... Read more

 Pope Francis receives a gift of a bas relief of St. Therese of Lisieux from journalist Caroline Pigozzi of Paris Match, Jan. 15, 2015.

A history of little miracles – behind Pope Francis' devotion to St. Therese

Jun 2, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on several occasions has spoken of his strong devotion to the Little Flower saint as well as his... Read more

Louis and Zelie Martin. Public Domain image.

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Mar 4, 2015

By Elise Harris

Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie... Read more

St. Therese of Lisieux and her sister Leonia Guerin. Public Domain Photos.

St. Therese of Lisieux's 'difficult' sister is on the road to sainthood

Feb 21, 2015

The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her... 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.

Flea market find becomes heavenly gift for Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015

By Elise Harris

The journalist who won a big smile from Pope Francis after giving him an image of St. Therese of Lisieux... Read more

Relics of Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, in a reliquary at St. Patrick's, Columbus.

Ahead of Synod, UK Catholics to venerate relics of St Therese's parents

Jan 16, 2015

Catholics in the Diocese of Portsmouth will have an invaluable opportunity this May to venerate the relics of St. Therese... Read more

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Therese devotees to launch Little Way social media campaign

Jan 25, 2014

Not long before he resigned, Pope Benedict XVI had written several times about the need for evangelization of the rapidly... Read more

St. Therese of Lisieux's writing desk sits on display in front of a drawn image of the saint holding it in her lap.

'Little Flower' artifacts draw faithful closer to St. Thérèse

Oct 5, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As a weathered wooden writing desk tours the U.S., its drawers stained black with century-old ink, its presence helps bring... Read more