What do we do when illness, separation, and sorrow break our hearts? In this book, Thérèse of Lisieux and her family recount some of the painful events in their lives. They walk us into a world of deep love and intense suffering. Like an understanding companion, Thérèse shows us that love makes suffering easier to bear.
At four years of age Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897) lost her mother to breast cancer. In the following years her sisters "left" her one by one to enter the convent. After Thérèse entered the Carmelites at age fifteen, her father died from a mysterious illness. Her last years were wracked by tuberculosis and spiritual darkness. Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, is a beloved spiritual classic.
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