Sunday, September 08, 2013

Book Review: Little Saint Therese

by Margaret Mary Myers

St. Therese is one of the Catholic Church’s most loved saints. In Little Saint Therese, Margaret Mary Myers seeks to introduce children to this wonderful role model. Aimed at a second to third grade reading level, it features short chapters followed by multiple choice comprehension questions. It aims to emphasize that St. Therese is someone children can relate to and imitate. 

St. Therese once said that “from the age of three, I never refused the good God anything.” Myers offers examples from St. Therese’s life showing her making simple sacrifices, visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, making her First Holy Communion and First Confession, praying the rosary with her family, and thinking about heaven. These are all things that even young children can imitate. 

The book closes with a novena prayer to St. Therese and a prayer for a child to little St. Therese. There are also suggestions for further reading.

Little Saint Therese is a lovely little book, perfect for helping inspire young children to live a life of holiness. 


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