St Thérèse of Lisieux is one of our best loved saints. Discalced Carmelite mystic, Doctor of the Church, popularly acclaimed as 'the Little Flower', her spirituality is at once simple and sublime - it appeals to Christians at all stages of the spiritual journey. In this classic account of St Thérèse's spiritual teaching - "the little way of spiritual childhood" - Sister Teresa Margaret, D.C. explores with us her life, her devotions, her teaching and her posthumous mission. She demonstrates how readily adaptable is this simple yet far from easy "ever-ancient, ever-new' method of going to God, by 'doing the tiniest things right and doing it for love" Sister Teresa shows us how a modern saint achieved so perfect a likeness to Christ in her own life, how the unchanging standards of our Saviour can be adapted in every way to the needs and problems of this present age - a consolation and encouragement for us all. She presents to us St Thérèse as a sure spiritual companion and guide. Here we meet St Thérèse in the light of the Gospels, in the light of the Church's teaching concerning her virtues and her universal mission, and against a background of genuine Carmelite tradition and the teaching of St John of the Cross. St Thérèse of Lisieux was canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, was declared patroness of foreign missions with St Francis Xavier in 1927, and in 1944 was declared protectoress of France with St Joan of Arc by Pope Pius XII. St Thérèse was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997.