This exquisite work contains the complete life of one of the most popular saints in history, St. Therese of Lisieux, who was canonized only twenty-eight years after her death.
In order to compose this work, Fr. Albert Dolan, a Carmelite, traveled in 1924 to France to Normandy’s Alencon, where St. Therese was born; to her family home in Buissonnets; to the Carmel at Lisieux, and to other French towns.
At the Carmelite convent he was blessed by priceless interviews with St. Therese’s three sisters (who were nuns there), and one of her teachers. At Caen, he visited a fourth sister, who had joined the Visitation Order, gathering together material for his book. Then, he went to Rome, where he and Pope Pius XI had a mutually productive discussion of his apostolate to make the “Little Way” of the Little Flower better known in homes and monasteries in America.
Included in this volume is the inspiring story of St. Zelie, St. Therese's mother, who was canonized in 2015.
Life of the Little Flower, Living Sisters, Our Sister Is in Heaven, Where the Little Flower Seems Nearest, Little Flower’s Mother, An Hour with the Little Flower.