Saint Theresa of Lisieux
Saint Theresa of Lisieux ~ like Saint Francis of Assisi ~ is adored for the simplicity and practicality of her spiritual life. Born in France in 1873, she joined the Carmelite order of nuns at age 15 but died of tuberculosis at 24. A slim collection of her autobiographical writings entitled “The Story of a Soul” was distributed to a limited audience a year after her death, became extremely popular, and led to her canonization in 1925.
This plaster statue of Saint Theresa is XX inches tall. It has some chipping though the serene face is completely intact. Its origin is unknown.