Even though she is a Doctor of the Church, St. ThÌ©rÌ¬se of Lisieux is more well-known for being the ‰ÛÏlittle flower‰Û of Jesus. Through her ‰ÛÏlittle way,‰Û she has inspired many Catholics to love God simply, devoutly, and with great love. St. ThÌ©rÌ¬se believed that no act of faith is too small for God. Loving God in this way wasn‰Ûªt always easy for St. ThÌ©rÌ¬se, but even through her suffering and death at age twenty-four she tried to love God with all her heart. In her autobiography, Story of a Soul (L‰ÛªHistoire d‰Ûªune Ìâme), St. ThÌ©rÌ¬se shares the story of her ‰ÛÏlittle way‰Û and helps us see God in his smallest creations. John Cleary uses passages from Story of a Soul to inspire us to embrace our own smallness this Advent and Christmas and see past the glamour and hype of a material Christmas to the small miracle that comes on December 25.