Story of a Soul (l'Histoire d'une Ame): The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
by St. Therese of Lisieux
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This electronic edition of the autobiography of St.
Thérèse of Lisieux (Story of a Soul) includes much, but
not all, of the content of Soeur Thérèse of Lisieux,
edited by Rev. T.N. Taylor. All the translated writings and sayings of
Thérèse contained in that book are in this electronic edition,
including the autobiography as well as "Counsels and Reminiscences,"
letters, and selected poems. Also included are the preface by Cardinal
Bourne, the prologue relating Thérèse's parentage and birth,
and the epilogue describing her final illness, her death, and related
events. As one of the church's most beloved saints, Térèse
Martin, Carmelite of Lisieux has had an impact on the
spiritual lives of thousands of believers. This French
nun's short life (ended at age 24) was one of great faith
and insight, and she was named patroness of France in
1947. Her autobiography, Story of a Soul, has been
translated from the French to many languages and is a
CCEL Staff Writer