As a very young child, Therese was happy and outgoing. This changed when she was __ years old and her __ died of __. After this great loss, Therese became withdrawn, shy and depressed.
In school, Therese was very smart, but was uncomfortable with her classmates. She suffered from __ that kept her from relating to the other children.
Because of the strong faith that was fostered by her family, and because she was lonely, Therese looked to __ for companionship and support.
After some time, her sister Pauline entered the convent (she joined the __.) Therese was very say, for it felt like she was again losing a mother. Later, two of her other sisters also entered the __.
Because of her deep and very personal relationship with Jesus, Therese decided that she wanted to enter the Carmelites when she was only __ years old. Although she was committed to her decision, she was opposed by many church leaders. Eventually, she was permitted to enter at age __.
While in the convent, Therese took joy in performing the __ jobs, knowing that she was doing them out of __ for __, called __.
St. Therese's Little Way
Therese was very weak physically. She suffered very much. During her times of suffering, she would osmetimes feel separated from __.
How did she maintain her faith during these times?
by refusing to let go
Therese was diagnosed with __- a disease tha tshe knew would kill her. Before she died, she wrote her autobiography (title- __).