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How Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Lived Through the Pandemic of Her Time

How Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Lived Through the Pandemic of Her Time In her short life, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux experienced a pandemic similar to the coronavirus crisis or likely more gruesome. This …More
How Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Lived Through the Pandemic of Her Time
In her short life, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux experienced a pandemic similar to the coronavirus crisis or likely more gruesome. This was the Russian flu that killed about one million people worldwide. Thérèse writes about this in her autobiography.
Days of Sorrow
The Russian flu hit Saint Thérèse’s Carmel towards the end of 1891. Thérèse was 18 years old. Personally, she was only slightly affected by the disease and, together with two other Sisters, she was able to take care of the sick nuns. According to Thérèse quote - “it is impossible to imagine the heartrending state of our Carmel throughout those days of sorrow.” The sisters who suffered the worst were nursed by those who could hardly drag themselves about. Quote: “Death was all around us. When a Sister had breathed her last, we had to leave her instantly.”
Sister Magdalen’s Death
On the day of Thérèse’s nineteenth birthday, the 2nd of January 1892, Mother Sub-…More
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