I am convinced from my own experience that there is no more certain way to finding extraordinary BEAUTY in a very ordinary life than by seeking to live the Little Way of spiritual childhood taught to us by St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face. Its the often difficult work of a lifetime, made easier by the writings of St. Therese herself, and by those others who have dedicated themselves to examining and illuminating the Little Way more deeply. In an effort to make God better known through her teaching, this page is a collection of links to the finest books available about Therese and her spiritual doctrine. (Please note that I have only included books that I have personally read and studied.) In addition, I have included two websites which contain accurate information about the life of St. Therese and her family, as well as her spirituality and the cause for canonization of her parents, Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin. If you know of any additional resources that are solid and true to the mission of Therese, please contact me via the Contact page for this site.
St. Therese of Lisieux: A Gateway — Founded and maintained by Maureen O’Riordan, this excellent site provides continuously updated information about relics from Lisieux, the cause for canonization for Therese’s parents Louis and Zelie Martin, and everything related to St. Therese, her spirituality, and the Carmelite heritage.
The Archive du Carmel de Lisieux — This is the official website for Therese in Lisieux, France and you can be assured of the authenticity of everything here.
Celine, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face: Sister and Witness to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by Fr. Stephane-Joseph Piat
Following Christ With Therese, published by the Shrine Sainte Therese de Lisieux (The Carmel of Lisieux, France)
I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux, by Fr. Jean C. J. d’Elbee
Journey With Therese of Lisieux: Celebrating the Artist in Us All, by Michael O’Neill McGrath
Letters of St. Therese, Vol. I, edited and translated by John Clarke, O.C.D.
Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux, Vol. II, edited and translated by John Clarke, O.C.D.
My Sister, Saint Therese, by Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine Martin)
My Vocation Is Love, by Jean LaFrance
St. Therese of Lisieux By Those Who Knew Her, by Christopher O’Mahoney
St. Therese of Lisieux: Her Last Conversations, translated by John Clarke, O.C.D.
St. Therese’s Teacher: Our Lady of the Little Way, by Fr. John Saward
Saint Therese of Lisieux: Her Family, Her God, Her Message, by Fr. Bernard Bro
Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, translated by John Clarke, O.C.D.
The Hidden Face: A Study of St. Therese of Lisieux, by Ida Friederike Gorres
The Mother of the Little Flower, by Celine Martin
The Passion of Therese of Lisieux, by Guy Gaucher
The Story of a Family: The Home of St. Therese of Lisieux, by Fr. Stephane-Joseph Piat
Two Sisters in the Spirit: Therese of Lisieux and Elizabeth of the Trinity, by Hans Urs von Balthasar
Under the Torrent of His Love: Therese of Lisieux, A Spiritual Genius, by Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus
With Empty Hands: The Message of St. Therese of Lisieux, by Conrad de Meester