The Little Flower

Therese, Patroness of the Missions, co-Patron of Europe.   The Catholic Church has a tradition of displaying its saints in a glass-encased sleeping position in order to express its hope of the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

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St. Therese, the Little Flower, was canonised in 1925.  Shortly thereafter, a Basilica was built in her honour atop the hill overlooking the monastery where she lived and died in the odour of sanctity.

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