Until the end of the 1930s, the Carmel of Lisieux published "rains of roses," collections of testimonies of people healed, converted, and reconciled by little ThÃ©rÃ¨se's intercession. ThÃ©rÃ¨se had pledged to "spend her heaven doing good on earth," a promise that is being fulfilled all around the globe.
Guy Gaucher offers us with various testimonials of this miracle worker ThÃ©rÃ¨se. At the conclusion of the 1997 World Youth Day in Paris, John Paul II revealed to a rapt audience that ThÃ©rÃ¨se would be named a Doctor of the Church. Guy Gaucher explains the events that led to the tiny Norman Carmelite becoming the Church's third woman to have this designation as a privileged witness. As a result, the missionary impetus that enthralled the young nun will spread across the globe. The remains of the "patroness of the missions" will therefore touch the hearts of mankind at the start of the twenty-first century, travelling from the Philippines to the United States through Iraq and Siberia.