Patron of Missionaries, flower growers and AIDS patients
Born in France, St Therese became a Carmelite nun at the age of 15. Because of her faith and simplicity she is known as the “Little Flower”. She pioneered the ideal of the “little way”, fidelity in the small thing and complete trust in God. Before she died at the early age of 24, she told her friends to pray to her and she would answer them with a shower of roses. Many people believe that after you pray to St. Therese you will see or smell roses.