Saint Theresa, the little flower, is a popular saint. She was the last of nine children and was born on January 2, 1873 in France. Only five children in the family survived to adulthood. Theresa’s mother died when she was only four years old. Her father and sisters would give lots of attention to Theresa. She wanted everything she could out of life. Theresa’s attitude changed from caring only about herself to loving other people after her fourteenth birthday. She entered the carmelite convent in Lisieux to become a nun. Theresa wanted to give her entire life for god.
Her life was simple, and she devoted much of it to prayer and conversation with God. Theresa had a terrible struggle with tuberculosis. Through her sickness. She leaned on God and knew that he was there for her. T the age of 24, Theresa died, and her last words were “My god, I love You” St. Theresa wrote many essays about her conversation with God. She described her life as a little way of spiritual childhood in her autobiography, titled story of a soul. She lived and taught that loving one another is loving god.