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5 Tricky situations St. Thérèse de Lisieux can help us navigate

Thérèse de Lisieux

Fred de Noyelle | Godong

Cerith Gardiner - published on 10/01/21

Most of us face these difficulties in our lives, and the French nun has some easy ways to cope with them.

Today is the feast day of the much loved St. Thérèse de Lisieux. Despite dying at the young age of 24, the Carmelite nun has had a huge influence on all those who learn about her. To discover how the Little Flower can help you in life’s trickier moments, take a look at this selection of articles.

Managing toxicity

St. Thérèse was teased at school for her academic difficulties. However, the determined young lady was not going to let that get in her way of completing her education to fulfill her dream of entering religious life.

How to deal with that toxic person in your life, according to St. Therese

Coping with annoyance

St. Thérèse wasn’t always very patient. In fact, she wrote about a nun who annoyed her during evening prayer with her fidgeting. However, the saint drew on her strong faith and wise teachings from the Bible to turn that annoyance around.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s trick for patiently dealing with annoying people

Finding love in others

Although we’re called to love others, it’s not always easy. However, St. Thérèse had an ability to always put others before herself, and therefore was able to show them true Christian love. These quotations from the young saint can inspire us to follow her lead.

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

Coping with motherhood

St. Thérèse had a knack for turning negatives into positives. In this article you’ll discover how just a few of her wise words can help you see your children in a whole new light.

What these 3 “St. Teresas” would say to discouraged or frustrated mothers

Coping with the coronavirus!

As a teen, St. Thérèse had to deal with the Russian flu that swept through Europe and reached her convent. She played a huge role in helping her ill sisters and she had to witness the death of those she loved and prayed with. Yet Thérèse still managed to find joy and this can inspire us as we continue to deal with the pandemic.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux lived through a pandemic and left us her testimony

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