Today is the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the “Little Flower,” who is recognized as a doctor of the church courtesy of the profound insights she communicated in bequeathing her “little way” of Christian faith to Catholics following her death in 1897 at the age of 24.

Father Dwight Longenecker blogs today about the saint’s traveling relics and about the “extraordinary influence” he says they are having as they continue their international pilgrimage.

St. Thérèse, pray for us!