St. Therese of Lisieux is a lot of people’s favorite saint. The “Little Flower” died at age 24 of tuberculosis in 1897. She spent her short life in a French Carmelite monastery, yet she is Patroness of Missionaries and Doctor of the Church. Her “little way” has inspired popes, priests, religious, and lay faithful since the publication of her autobiography, Story of a Soul. Her spirituality foresaw the “universal call to holiness” brought forth during the Second Vatican Council.
Here’s the 4-min story of how she led me to know Jesus for the first time: