Each day I made a number of little sacrifices and acts of love, which were to be changed into so many flowers: now violets, another time roses, then cornflowers, daisies, or forget-me-nots—in a word, all nature’s blossoms were to form in me a cradle for the Holy Child.
—St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Little Thérèse Martin could be a very stubborn young girl. All too often, if someone wanted her to say “yes,” she wanted to say “no”!
But then, as she is preparing for her First Communion, Thérèse discovers a way to turn her everyday trials and tribulations into something beautiful for Jesus. Join Thérèse (and her family) as she learns to “gather roses from amid thorns.”
With simple storytelling and vibrant watercolors, Flowers for Jesus introduces children to a saint they can relate to: the young Thérèse of Lisieux, before she became known the world over as a saint and spiritual master. Flowers for Jesus draws on her autobiography, Story of a Soul, to imagine how the young Thérèse made little sacrifices and acts of love to create a “spiritual bouquet” for Jesus in preparation for her First Communion.
Flowers for Jesus concludes with a brief biographical sketch of St. Thérèse and a quote from Story of a Soul.
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: When the Saints Were Young (Book 2)
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces