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Teresa of Lisieux, St. Syllabification: Te·re·sa of Li·sieux, St.
Pronunciation: /lēsˈyœ/
(also Thérèseteˈrez)

Definition of Teresa of Lisieux, St. in English:

( 1873–97), French Carmelite nun; born Marie-Françoise Thérèse Martin. In her autobiography L’Histoire d’une âme (1898) she taught that sanctity can be attained through continual renunciation in small matters. Feast day, October 3.

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