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St. Therese of the Child Jesus

1 October 2019

Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Feast)

Therese Martin was born at Alencon (France) in 1873. At the age of fifteen she entered the Carmel at Lisieux. She practised heroic humility, evangelical simplicity and trust in God, and taught the novices these virtues by word and example. She offered her life for the salvation of souls and the spread of the faith. She died 30 September 1897.