By Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, OFM
Pope St. Pius X called St. Therese the Little Flower "the greatest Saint of modern times"; Pope Pius XI declared her co-patroness of the Missions throughout the entire world with St. Francis Xavier; and Pope Pius XII declared at just 24, having been a Carmelite nun only 9 years. What was the secret of her greatness? Giants in any sphere of human endeavor stand on the shoulders of giants. Nobody gets to Heaven alone. We are all what our birth, our families, our education, and our country have helped to make us.
In The Story of a Family, Fr. Piat has masterfully reconstructed for us the lives of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, St. Therese's parents, as well as those of her four sisters and near relatives, plus her own early life. This book is a tender and touching panorama of Catholic family life at its very best, a story that will thrill, motivate and inspire Catholic families so long as faith is alive.