Therese of Liseux (1873-1897), also known as St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, is popularly named the Little Flower. A Carmelite nun, doctor of the church, and patron of a score of causes, she was famously acclaimed by Pope Pius X as the 'greatest saint of modern times'. Therese is not only one of the most beloved saints of the Catholic Church but perhaps the most revered woman of the modern age. Thomas R. Nevin has gained access to many untapped archival materials and previously unpublished photographs. As a consequence he is able to offer a much fuller and more accurate portrait of the saint's life and thought than his predecessors. Adding substantially to our knowledge and appreciation of this immensely popular and attractive figure, this book should appeal to many general readersas well as to scholars and students of modern Catholic history.