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The Last Years of Saint Therese: Doubt and Darkness, 1895-1897

Thomas R. Nevin


For over a century, the Carmelite Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873–1897) has been revered as Catholicism's foremost folk saint of modern times. Universally known as “the Little Flower,” she has been a source of consolation and uplift, an example of everyday sainthood by “the Little Way.” This book puts aside that piety. Drawing upon the Carmel archives at Lisieux, now online, it looks to a neglected, all-but-hidden source for inspiration and community. Beginning with the Reformed Carmel founded by Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Nevin examines the dynamics of ... More

Keywords: Community, Imperfection, love, struggle, mission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199987665
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas R. Nevin, author
John Carroll University