I always look forward to October: The feast days of many of my favorite saints seems to be grouped together this month, including St. Thérèse of Lisieux on Oct. 1.
St. Thérèse was born Thérèse Martin. The French Carmelite nun was more commonly known as the “Little Flower of Jesus.”
Her spirituality was known as the “Little Way,” and she always had a preference for hidden sacrifice, which she believed could convert souls. She described this in her popular autobiography,Story of a Soul: “I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.”
In her spiritual treatise, she explains that it was unnecessary to accomplish heroic acts in...READ MORE