Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day – October 1 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus is the Patron Saint of

1. Gardens of Vatican City
2. Missionaries
3. France
4. Russia
5. HIV/AIDS sufferers
6. Radio care-a-thons
7. Florists and gardeners
8. Loss of parents
9. Tuberculosis
10. The Russicum
11. Alaska

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Nuns/Sisters who became Saints

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Saint Therese of the Child Jesus brief life History

Date of Birth 2 January 1873
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Place of Work Lisieux, Normandy, France
Date of Death 30 September 1897 (aged 24)
Place of Death Lisieux, Calvados, France
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day October 1
Beatification By Pope Pius XI on 29 April 1923
Canonization By Pope Pius XI on 17 May 1925
Patron Saint of 1. Gardens of Vatican City
2. Missionaries
3. France
4. Russia
5. HIV/AIDS sufferers
6. Radio care-a-thons
7. Florists and gardeners
8. Loss of parents
9. Tuberculosis
10. The Russicum
11. Alaska

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day Short life History

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus is also known as Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Her birth name was Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin.

She is also known as “The Little Flower of Jesus,” was born at Alençon, France, on January 2nd, 1873. Reared in a home of comfort and surrounded by refinements that would have spoiled an ordinary child, Teresa’s intelligence had an early dawning which enabled her to comprehend the Divine Goodness far in advance of her tender years. Our Lord visited upon the child a severe trial—a strange malady from which there seemed no recovery. Her implicit confidence in God, however, overcame her infirmity and she progressed rapidly toward sanctity.

Therese adopted flowers as the symbol of her love for her Divine Saviour and offered her practices in virtue, sacrifice, and mortification as flowers at the feet of Jesus. At fifteen she entered the Carmelite Convent at Lisieux, France, where she distinguished herself by punctual observance of the rule, burning love for God and wonderful trust in Him.

Before she died, this “lily of delicious perfume”—as Pope Pius X. called her—revealed to the superiors her life story in pages of rarest beauty.

She died in the odor of sanctity on September 30th, 1897, at the age of 24 after a bout of tuberculosis. Since her death countless graces have been attributed to her intercession. Pope Benedict XV. in 1921 opened the way for the process of her beatification and she was declared Blessed by Pope Pius XI. on April 29, 1923, and was canonized on May 17, 1925.

Today’s Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day Quote:

“Jesus, Your ineffable image is the star which guides my steps. Ah, You know, Your sweet Face is for me Heaven on earth. My love discovers the charms of Your Face adorned with tears. I smile through my own tears when I contemplate Your sorrows.”

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Feast Day