Our Patroness & The Patron Saint of our Diocese

Because I was small and weak, Jesus stooped down to me and in secret taught me the marvels of His Love.  -St. Therese

  St Therese of Lisieux

Born: January 2, 1873 Alencon, France 
Religious Order: Carmelite 
Died: September 30, 1897 of Tuberculosis 
Feast Day:  October 1st
Birthday  January 2, 1873
Baptism  January 4, 1873
Death of her Mother, Zelie Guerin  August 28, 1877
Pauline, her sister, enters Carmel  October 2, 1882
Our Lady’s Smile; Therese Healing  May 13, 1883
First Communion  May 8, 1884
Confirmation  June 14, 1884
Christmas Conversion  December 25, 1886
Audience with Pope Leo XIII  November 20, 1887
Entry into Carmel  April 9, 1888
Profession of Vows  September 8, 1890
Death of her Father, Louis Martin  July 29, 1894
Her Death, Entry into Heaven  September 30, 1897
“Story of a Soul” is published  September 30, 1898
Cause of Beatification Introduced in Rome  June 10, 1914
Beatification   April 29, 1923
Canonization  May 17, 1925
Declared Doctor of the Church  October 19, 1997
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