An Hour With Charlene Richard offers insights into this 12-year old Louisiana girl who read about a young Catholic, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and modeled herself on the saint.
Soon Charlene was hospitalized with leukemia. Pain? Constant. Faith? Heroic. Two weeks after her diagnosis, Charlene died on August 11, 1959. On her deathbed, she prayed for others to be healed or for their conversion to Catholicism.