Do your students know about St. Thérèse? She’s one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church today, yet she never did anything remotely amazing or miraculous compared to some of the other big-name saints… In fact, when Thérèse died, one of her fellow nuns said there was nothing to say about her! So what’s the big deal?
Upon first glance I thought St. Thérèse was rather unremarkable as well. But then I began to share her story in class and noticed how much her life resonated with my students. Her “littleness” (normal-ness) was totally relatable to them: She dealt with emotions. She dealt with doubt. She even dealt with bullying (from nuns in her own convent!). And yet she found a path of holiness, one she called “The Little Way”, that led her through it all.
This “Little Way” is one of the coolest and most powerful things about Thérèse. It’s also incredibly practical – something your students can immediately apply to their own lives to help them become the saints God is calling them to be!
So, if your students don’t yet know about The Littler Flower and her “Little Way”, do them a favor and introduce them to both on her upcoming feast day!
CLICK HERE or on the image above to check out all the details (video tour included!) of my Getting to Know the Saints: St. Thérèse of Lisieux resource. You can use the corresponding worksheets and presentation right along with Bishop Barron’s awesome Catholicism series episode on St. Thérèse (FYI: If you don’t have the DVD or streaming access to the episode, it’s also currently available on YouTube).
Here’s what a few other teachers had to say:
“My students really enjoyed learning about St. Therese of Lisieux. The students were pretty competitive in guessing the fill in the blanks as we progressed through the slides. Thank you for a wonderful resource on St. Therese of Lisieux!”
– Theresa O’Hern
“This is an excellent resource on the life of Therese of Lisieux. The plan itself was easy to understand, and the follow-up activity helped my students to apply Therese’s “Little Way” to their own lives.”
– Peter Pappa
Happy feast day, St. Thérèse!
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