Item description for The Autobiography of Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) by Therese of Lisieux...
Overview One of the greatest spiritual classics ever written, this influential book has been translated into nearly every world language and has led scores of people back to their faith in religion. Peasants, popes, men, women, and children have fallen under the spell of this unconventional masterwork, beautiful in its deep and divine insight.
Publishers Description ""Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.""--Saint Therese of Lisieux One of the greatest spiritual classics ever written, this influential autobiography has been translated into nearly every language, capturing hearts and minds around the world. Simply written in clear, enchanting prose, this memoir reveals the path to true inner peace, for "Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity." Born in France, young Therese Martin (1873-1897) entered the Carmel Convent of Lisieux at the age of fifteen. Also known as "the Little Flower," her autobiography, written at the request of her Carmelite Superiors in the last years of her life, includes poignant girlhood recollections and her teachings of "the little way of childhood." The "little way," inspired by the Gospel, places love at the very center of every action we take. Traditional yet unique, delicate yet heroic, Therese taught a shining spirituality that could easily be adapted into everyday life. Her divine words of acceptance and love are universal, and have gently led many people--both within the Catholic Church and outside of Christianity--back to their faith. Saint Therese was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1925. In 1997, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II.
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Studio: Dover Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 2008
Publisher Dover Publications
ISBN 0486463028 ISBN13 9780486463025
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St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as "Therese of the Child Jesus" and "The Little Flower," was the last of nine children born to Louis and Zelie Martin, at France in 1873. She was often anxious and depressed in childhood, as she suffered the early death of her mother. After she converted interiorly and began to read Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ, she joined 2 of her sisters in a discalced Carmelite convent as a nun at just 15 years old. After her oldest sister was elected prioress, Therese became a permanent novice to allay suspicions that her family was dominating the small community. She lived humbly, concealing her intense prayer life and countless sacrifices
Therese is the author of her own popular autobiography entitled The Story of a Soul, which she began writing in 1895, and she instituted a simple path to holiness now widely known as the "Little Way." She died of tuberculosis on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24 and was canonized only 28 years later, in 1925, by Pope Pius XI. She was later installed as the thirty-third Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997.
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