Our Church will host Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, this Sunday September 29th at 12pm. The relics will be in the Church for a short period after mass.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux was born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin on 2 January 1873. At an early age she felt called to religious life and so, after overcoming various obstacles, she joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy, at the age of 15.
Known as “the Little Flower”, St Thérèse has become a highly influential model of sanctity to many because of the simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life. Pope Saint Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times”. She died in 1897 of tuberculosis, at the age of 24. She was canonised in 1925.
The relics of St Thérèse have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994 and we are honoured to have them in our Church.