This wonderful book links all the elements of her life into one intimate, flowing and absolutely enthralling story - relating details of her beautiful, holy mother; her noble and pious father; her great and generous sisters, all of whom entered the convent; plus her own story - from her infancy to her early entrance into Carmel at 15, to her death at age 24. Toward the end of her life, St. Therese came to an understanding of her own spiritual advancement, for she made several predictions that all came true: That her Story of a Soul should be published as soon as possible, that she would let fall a shower of roses on the whole world when she died, that she would assist anyone who called upon her for aid, and finally, that the whole world will love her. And it does! The Little Flower is probably the best known and loved Saint of all time. Also explains St. Therese's devotion to the Holy Face - and shows how it made her a Saint. A great gift!
Dorothy Scallan, also known under her pen name of Doris Sheridan, wrote through the Catholic Press for a great number of years. She contributed many articles, including editorials, short stories, essays, and more. Aware and concerned of the moral quality of modern literature, she also contributed book reviews for years, which won her the praise of the U.S. American Catholic hierarchy. Miss Scallan was the author of The Golden Arrow, The Holy Man of Tours, and The Whole World Will Love Me. The latter, her biography of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, was published in 1954.