Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Thursday 26 January |
Saint of the Day: Sts Timothy and Titus
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

12 Words of wisdom from St. Thérèse de Lisieux about how to love others



Cerith Gardiner - published on 10/01/18

On her feast day, these words of wisdom remind us of the power of love.

On the feast day of the much beloved saint, Thérèse de Lisieux, we couldn’t think of a better person to remind us how a little helping of love makes the world a more beautiful place.

The French Carmelite nun, who died at the age of 24 and was known for her ability to appreciate the smallest of things, managed to spread a message that still resonates today: that there is only one thing necessary in this life — love. By putting others before ourselves, doing small things with great love, and offering even the tiniest details of our lives to God, we can live a life of beauty and contentment. Just click on the slideshow below to read the wise words of the revered “Little Flower”…

Photo: Oliver Sjöström, 


Read more:
Perfect readings to start the St. Therese novena

Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here. It's Free!