The Last Conversations of Therese
The Little Flower, Saint Therese of Lisieux
Therese Martin was born to Saints Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin on January 2nd 1873.
At the age of 15 she entered the Carmelite convent at Lisieux, France.
With the religious name of Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, she lived a hidden life of prayer.
She was gifted with great intimacy with God.
Through sickness and darkness, she remained faithful, rooted in God's powerful love.
She dies on September 30th 1897 at the age of 24.
The world came to know St. Therese through her autobiography, "The Story of a Soul."
Her sisters also recorded the words of Saint Therese during the last few months of her life into several notebooks.
Great insights into her spirituality and the workings of love and grace in her soul shine forth from the last conversations of St. Therese.
Therese described her life as "a little way of spiritual childhood."
She lived each day with unshakeable confidence in God's love.
What matters in life is "not great deeds but great love."
The inspiration of her life and her powerful presence from Heaven touched so many people so quickly that she was solemnly canonised on May 17th 1925 by Pope Pius XI.
Had she lived, she would have only been 52 years old at the time of her canonisation.
In 1997, St. Therese was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II.
"My mission - to make God loved - will begin after my death," she said.
"I will spend my Heaven doing good on earth.
I will let fall a shower of roses."
Countless lives have been touched by her intercession, and millions have imitated her "little way."
She has been acclaimed the "greatest Saints of modern times."
Everywhere in the world, her roses continue to fall.
In 2011 we filmed several scenes from the last months of the life of Saint Therese.
Our film, 'The Last Conversations of Therese', presents many sayings of Therese as she approached eternity. We combined the footage of flowers and nature which Therese loved so much.
The film is in black and white and has many beautiful tracks of music taken from Bernadette's albums in her 'Holy Spirit' series, available through Mary's Dowry Productions on CD.
The DVD can be purchased in all region formats and shipped worldwide through our online shop:
Founded in 2007, Mary's Dowry Productions is a Catholic film production apostolate bringing the lives of the Saints and English Martyrs to people through film.