SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX, STORY OF A SOUL

Exceptional destinies

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Format: HD
Duration: 113 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France

Synopsis

Born in 1873, Thérèse Martin had an unusual aspiration: to become a saint. She was only 15 when she entered one of the most austere convents, the Carmelite of Lisieux, after having solicited the Pope in person at the Vatican. Once she became a nun, Sister Thérèse lived in a community of 26 women and charted her path to holiness.

She recorded her experience in an autobiographical book, "Story of a Soul", which sold 500 million copies worldwide after her death.

Thérèse de Lisieux passed away at the age of 24 from tuberculosis, but experienced immediate and unexpected glory.