From the September, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Tough Little Sister by Dwight Longenecker

Tough Little Sister

Thérèse of Lisieux—A Saint for All Christians

by Dwight Longenecker

It was during a hitchhiking pilgrimage to Jerusalem that I met a saint. After four years as an Anglican curate in southeast England, I had three months free before taking up my next post. I decided to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, staying in monasteries and convents en route. I wanted a holiday, but I also wanted the chance to reflect on my faith and explore the historic heartland of Christendom.

The first leg of the journey was through the western French province of Normandy. After an overnight stay at the historic Abbey of Bec, I hitched a ride to the town of Lisieux. I knew Lisieux was t . . .


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