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Therese's book The Story of a Soul

St. Teresa was born on January 2, 1873. Aleçnon in France as the last of nine children Zelie Guerin and Louis Martin beatified in 2008). Her father was a watchmaker, mother and lace maker. The parents were pious people and experienced the suffering - already had lost four children.

In her autobiography, Story of a Soul, St. Therese of Lisieux divided her life into three major periods. Through each of these periods Therese learned lessons that greatly impacted her.