SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX
Feast day: 1st October House charity : Marie Curie Cancer Care
Saint Therese is nicknamed the ‘Little Flower’ as she believed that the world was God’s garden and she was but one small flower within it, blooming and growing under his love. On a certain occasion during her life in Carmel, Saint Therese was asked: "Tell us what we must do to be as little children. What do you mean by keeping little?" She replied: "When we keep little we recognize our own nothingness, and expect everything from God just as a little child expects everything from its father. Nothing worries us."
Her presence touched many people very quickly. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925. Had she lived, she would have been only 52 years old when she was declared a Saint. "My mission - to make God loved - will begin after my death," she said. "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. Countless millions have been touched by her intercession and imitate her "little way." In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared Saint Therese a Doctor of the Church - in tribute to the powerful way her spirituality has influenced people all over the world.
To be like her we will try to do little things simply and that every job, no matter how small or unpleasant, will be done with good grace and for God.