This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
Thérèse of Lisieux
Thérèse of Lisieux (Latin: Teresa Lixovii) January 2, 1873 - September 30, 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus was a French Carmelite nun. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower". Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity throughout Western Christendom because of the "simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life." She is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Pius X of Rome called her "the greatest saint of modern times."