October 1st. Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

A child who could have become a spoiled brat, became instead a Doctor of the church and patroness of missions without even leaving her convent. She was the youngest of a five sisters and she was a princess in the home. Her mother died when she was just a child and her greatest desire was to enter the Carmel, where two of her sisters had already professed. Since she was only 15 years-old, she needed special persmission and she dared to ask the Pope himself. Because of her sensitivity, she suffered much in the convent but, through small sufferings and service, she reached a close union with God. She died very young in 1897 and was canonized in 1925.

What aspects of your personality would you find harder to change if you were to follow the call of God closely?


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