This is not so much the story of a soul, but the story of a love, the treasured love the Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen had for his dear St. Therese of Lisieux, his “Little Flower”.
Because of this intimacy and the unfathomable admiration he had for her, what lies between these pages is nothing short of remarkable, not to mention utterly captivating. Readers will find themselves moved in various ways, many of them unexpected. They will cry penitential tears, quake with happy laughter, shake their heads in disbelief, and experience an unquenchable yearning to imitate and experience the sort of closeness that both Sheen and Therese had with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The archbishop helps us realize just why St. Therese really is the “greatest saint of modern times,” and is among the greatest theologians the Church has ever produced. Using her example, he also explains the power of intercessory prayer, the necessity of virtue, how to put our suffering to good use, how to fight Satan’s influence, and how to grow in our relationship with God and our love for one another.