The Story of a
is just that – the
journal of Saint Therese of Lisieux's journey from a very happy early
childhood through the loss of her mother at the age of 3, the
subsequent departure of her sisters Pauline and Marie for the
convent, her own long-awaited profession as a Carmelite, the loss of
her father, and her untimely death to tuberculosis in 1897 at age 24.
what amounts to her autobiography, written in obedience to her
superiors, Therese shares her joys and blessings as well as her
fears, sorrows, and interior trials. In the end, Therese loves Jesus
with all her heart, evidenced by her uncomplaining attitude during
the extended suffering and agony of her last months. She lives out
her obedience to God, and she faithfully loves – with a sometimes
spontaneous abandon – all who cross her path. In all this, Saint
Therese shows the reader how to walk in the deepening peace of God,
helping us see that God, who is not a respecter of persons, is
calling each of us to an intimacy with Himself.
Paperback, 288 pp.
Measures 5" by 7 1/2".