St Therese of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux. | Credit: Public domain

Pope Francis Highlights "little greatness" of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Apostolic Letter

Oct 15, 2023

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called “The Little Flower,” was a French Carmelite nun who died in 1897 from tuberculosis at the age of 24.

Five children representing five continents speak with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on Oct. 1, 2023. The pope will hold a meeting with children at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Hold Meeting with Children at the Vatican on Nov. 6

Oct 1, 2023

The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.” 

Pope Francis on board the plane that took him from Rome to Mongolia, Aug. 31, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Publish Apostolic Letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux October 15

Sep 1, 2023

On board the plane taking him to Mongolia, Pope Francis announced Aug. 31 that he is preparing an apostolic letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux to be published Oct. 15.

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of young people after his general audience Aug. 17, 2022. | Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Laments the Spiritual Poverty in a Culture that Leads to Teen Suicides

Jun 13, 2023

Pope Francis has said that the rise in teen suicides points to a deeper spiritual poverty in our culture today that leads young people to believe they are failures.

Pope Francis prayed before a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux at the beginning of his general audience in St. Peter's Square, and shortly before going to the hospital for an abdominal surgery, on June 7, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Prayed with Relic of St. Therese of Lisieux before Surgery

Jun 7, 2023

One of Pope Francis’ last gestures before undergoing abdominal surgery on Wednesday was to pray before a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Pope Francis praying at the general audience on St. Peter's Square | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: What is Spiritual Consolation? The Saints Explain

Nov 23, 2022

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Religious Sisters to Pray for Him: "It is not easy to be the Pope"

Oct 23, 2021

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Pope Francis imparts a blessing during the celebration of Vespers for the feast of St Therese of Lisieux in the Vatican Basilica, Oct. 1, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Church's Extraordinary Missionary Month Begins under the Gaze of St Therese

Oct 1, 2019

Pope Francis opened the Extraordinary Missionary Month Tuesday invoking St. Therese of Liseux, the patron saint of missionaries.