Saint Therese of Lisieux coloring page: October 1st
October 1st celebrates the life of a young Carmelite nun who completely surrendered her life to Christ. St. Therese was born in France to a devout couple with four other daughters. Each daughter received the call to religious life. In fact, four of the Martin sisters entered the same Carmelite convent. While in the convent, Therese developed her “Little Way,” in which she made constant, though seemingly small, sacrifices out of love for God. In this way, she hoped to achieve holiness and ultimately, heaven. Therese was only 24 years old when she died and was canonized less than thirty years after her death. Today she is the patron of the missions and the thirty-third doctor of the Church.