Saint Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) is widely known as "the Little Flower." Even though she lived a short, obscure life in a cloistered convent, she is one of the best-loved saints who has captured so many hearts. How did she do this?


In part, the answer lies in the very ordinary life she lived as a Carmelite nun. Therese's uncluttered days consisted of prayer and work. Her way to perfection involved a never-ending series of hidden sacrifices, small gestures, simple kindnesses and tasks.


Saint Therese quietly followed her way--the little way. She taught many people through her life and her writings that everyone is called to sanctity and anyone can become a saint—even "little" souls.


We love having SaintTherese of Lisieux as the patron saint of our school. Her message is simple enough for us to understand and her "little way" is not too difficult for us to follow.

Saint Therese of Lisieux School      3 St. Therese Court     Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120      412/462-8163