Essay PreviewMore ↓
Therese was born in Lisieux, France in 1873. She was a pampered and well-treated daughter of a mother who wanted to become a saint and a father who wanted to become a monk. Therese was one of nine children. Only five of these children lived and they were all daughters. She didn’t experience the happiest of childhoods, however, because her mother died of breast cancer when Therese was just four and a half years old. Her older sister Pauline became the mother of the family but she entered the Carmelite convent five years later. Just a few months after she entered the convent Therese became very ill with a fever that people thought she was dying. Therese saw her sister’s praying to the statue of Mary in her room, so she followed their example and prayed too. Mary smiled at Therese and suddenly she was cured. She tried to keep the grace of her curing a secret but people found out and constantly questioned her about Mary. Therese didn’t give into their curiosity which caused people to assume that she had made up the story.
At the age of eleven years old she had developed a habit of mental prayer. Therese’s two other sisters, Marie and Leonie, left to join religious orders too. There was only Therese, her father, and her last sister Celine. Therese wanted to enter the Carmelite convent to join her sisters though, but people were not convinced she could handle the rigors since she couldn’t handle her own emotional bursts. She prayed to Jesus for help but he did not answer.
In 1886 on Christmas, the fourteen year old Therese hurried home from church. At her age most children no longer received gifts in their shoes, but Celine didn’t want her baby sister to grow up so she continued leaving presents. Therese heard her father say as he stood over the shoes, “Thank goodness that’s the last time we shall have this kind of thing!” She froze and everyone waited for the tantrum, but it never came.
How to Cite this Page
"A Brief Biography of St. Therese of Lisieux." 123HelpMe.com. 19 Aug 2018
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Therese Martin, future Saint Therese of Lisieux, was born on January 2, 1873 in Alecon, France. By the age of 15 she had decided upon becoming a cloistered Carmelite after wanting to follow in the footsteps of her sisters but was refused by the Carmelite superior because of her young age. After also being denied entrance by the bishop, Therese even approached Pope Leo XIII while on a pilgrimage with her father and sister. After being forbidden to speak to the Pope, Therese broke the mandatory silence and begged for his approval to be accepted into the Carmelite cloister.... [tags: essays research papers]
1035 words (3 pages)
- One, two, three. The Hurricane gets the Knockout. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was an African American boxer whose name was spoken over well-known media programming throughout the country. Rubin Carter got the nickname of “the Hurricane” because of his fierce left hook. A New Jersey promoter by the name of Jimmy Colotto gave him this nickname when he saw him box and it has stuck with him ever since (Company). He won 21 matches in his career and overcame immense racial prejudice to achieve his life-long dreams and goals.... [tags: Biography, African American Boxer, The Hurricane]
1102 words (3.1 pages)
- Fluid Dynamics is a subject that is well over 2,000 years old. Archimedes, da Vinci, Galileo and Newton are all classical forerunners of modern fluid dynamics researchers such as Bernoulli and Euler (Anderson 42). However, until the early 19th century, this subject was not well quantified; instead, textbooks were comprised of endless tables and figures demonstrating phenomena. When Daniel Bernoulli, Claude Navier and George Stokes introduced mathematics to the realm of fluid flow, new research was possible, but this work was highly theoretical and required extensive use of differential equations (Eckert 15).... [tags: Biography ]
1260 words (3.6 pages)
- Rationale: This design brief is intended to take into account the results of Heath’s VAST heuristic (relating to activities) (1989, in Elliott-Burns, 2003) and a selection of Lackney’s Design Principles (n.d.). Hennah’s (2007) concepts of traffic flow and layout will be incorporated. The design will also consider the requirements of integrating a guided inquiry pedagogy. The users of the space will also be given the opportunity to take part in the process. Heath’s VAST heuristic offers a “rich alternative” (p7, 1989, as cited in Elliott-Burns, 2005) to a checklist approach to designing and can be used to evaluate a learning space and lead to the design of a new one.... [tags: Design Brief]
2158 words (6.2 pages)
- Madame Marie Curie’s passion for science and physics was and is, as illuminating as the glow from the element radium she is known for discovering. Marie Curie has left a magnificent imprint on the world of science and medical advancement in several ways, through determination, passion, and wisdom. Madame Curie, with the birth name of Marie Sklodowska, known to friends and family as Manya; she was the youngest of five children, and came into this world on November 7, 1867. Marie was born in Warsaw, the Russian section of Poland, now recognized as “the Vistula territory.” “Russians were replaced by Poles in all offices.”(Giroud 8) This would have an extreme impact to how Marie and her siblings... [tags: Science, Biography]
1571 words (4.5 pages)
- Brief Biography of John Steinbeck John Steinbeck lead a life filled with words, from his award winning novels to the hundreds letters he wrote to friends during his career. He was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902, and lived there for the first sixteen years of his life until he graduated from Salinas High School in 1918. He took classes at Stanford, but spent more of his college years working to pay tuition than then he spent in the classroom. 1924 brought his first publication, two short stories in the Standford Spectator, but in 1925 he left his schooling and went to New York for a time.... [tags: John Steinbeck Writers American Literature Essays]
3583 words (10.2 pages)
- Mother Teresa was one of the most renowned humanitarians of her time. She dedicated her life to other people never to herself. She had many missions throughout her lifetime and was well known throughout the world. Mother Teresa was a kind-hearted woman whose quest was to make this world a better place. Mother Teresa’s birthcity was Skopje in Macedonia and she was born on August 26, 1910. On August 27 1910 she was baptized by the name of Agnes Gonxha Bojazhiu, a name given by her parents (Mother Teresa, Biography ).... [tags: renowned humanitarians of the XX century]
729 words (2.1 pages)
- The legacy of Thomas Jefferson is alive today. He strove for liberty and justice for mankind. His early years shaped him into one of the leading minds of colonial America. His story is one of a self-made man, and proves what dedication and the thirst for knowledge and truth can lead to. Thomas Jefferson was a major force in the founding of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at Shawdell to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson. (Bernstein 1-2) He was one of six children, with two older sisters, two younger sisters, and a younger brother.... [tags: Biography]
1069 words (3.1 pages)
- The Pelican Brief, an irresistible story that begins with the simultaneous assassinations of two Supreme Court Judges. One October night one of the liberal Judges, A. Rosenberg, is shot in the head while sleeping in his Georgetown home. Two hours later G. Jensen, the Court's youngest and most conservative judge, is strangled, possibly by the same assassin. America is in shock, the F.B.I. has no clues. Darby Shaw is a brilliant law student at Tulane University in New Orleans when she heard about the two murders.... [tags: Pelican Brief John Grisham Book Review]
1453 words (4.2 pages)
- Therese Raquin The central protagonist in the 19th century realist novel, Therese Raquin enters into two different relationships with Camille and Laurent respectively. Camille is being formally acknowledged as her husband while she is in an adulterous relationship with Laurent. The nature of these two relationship is contradictory, with the former one being passionateless and the latter one being opportunistic. The motivations behind these two relationships are also worth investigating.... [tags: Papers]
653 words (1.9 pages)
In 1896 she coughed up blood but she continued working and didn’t tell anyone. However, a year later she was so sick that everyone knew it. Therese said that her pain was so great that she would have taken her own life without hesitation had she not had faith. She died on September 30, 1897 at 24 years old. After Therese’s death Pauline put together her sister’s writings and sent copies to other convents.
Therese of Lisieux is one of the patron saints of missions, because of her love for them and the prayers and letters she gave in support of missionaries. Her life is a reminder that it is the little things that count.