Saint Thérèse (Theresa) de Lisieux (Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin)
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Thérèse was born on January 2, 1873 in Alençon, France, the youngest daughter of a French watchmaker. She joined the Carmelite nuns at the age of fifteen. At the age of twenty-two she contracted tuberculosis. She died two years later, on September 30, 1897, in Lisieux, France, but not before writing an influential book detailing what came to be known as the "Little Way" of mindful obedience to God in each small detail of life. Although her writing is sometimes criticized as overly sentimental, she was subsequently sainted by the Catholic Church and is one of only three women to be honored as a Doctor of the Church.
Notable Attributes:Humbleness, Patience, Comprehension, Faith, Authority
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