St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Thérèse was a young French girl who entered a Carmelite convent when she was fifteen years old. She practiced the virtue of meekness by loving all the other nuns, even those who caused her annoyance. She strove to show her love not by great or heroic things but by little actions for God and her sisters. Her sisters in religion, upon her death, hardly knew of her spiritual greatness.
Today St. Thérèse is a co-patroness of the missions and a Doctor of the Church. Her autobiography and other writings have brought many to a deeper walk with God.

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