Declared the “greatest saint of modern times” by Pope Pius X at her canonization, Therese of Lisieux continues to capture the hearts, enlarge the minds, and stir the souls of millions even more than one hundred years after her death.
Therese of Lisieux: A Life of Love, written by award-winning biographer Jean Chalon, is notable both for its impeccable scholarship and novelistic flair. Chalon portrays Therese in all her fascinating mystery and variety. She was a passionate child whose family dubbed her the little queen. She was an audacious teenager who defied convention by speaking to the pope. She was a young nun whose sublime plan for spiritual perfection makes sanctity accessible to all.