St. Thrse of Lisieux (1873 - 1897) is one of the church's most beloved saints. She was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is quickly became widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus". She became a nun at age 15 and died when she was 24.
St. Thrse is best known for this spiritual memoir, L'histoire d'une me (The Story of a Soul), which has been translated from French into numerous languages. Also included in this volume are some of her letters and poetry. Her poems are mostly those of praise, thanking God for his faithfulness.
Pope Pius XI declared her a saint in 1925 and in 1997 Pope John Paul II declared her to be a doctor of the Catholic church, one of only 33.