st. therese of liseux

Holy, holy, holy: Pope talks about his favorite saints

VATICAN CITY -- Who are the holy men and women Pope Francis looks up to? He revealed many of them in two recently published interviews.

Here, in no exact order, are the saints Pope Francis has a particular fondness for or credits with playing an important role in his religious formation. The names are taken from the La Repubblica interview; the Sept. 19 interview with the Jesuit journal, La Civilta Cattolica; and a 2010 book-length compilation of interviews with Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti, titled "Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio."

St. Therese's writing case to be displayed at monastery in St. Louis

A prayer intention was placed on top of the wooden writing case that once was used by St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The Discalced Carmelite monastery in Ladue will host the relic Oct. 5 and 6.

A special possession used by St. Thérèse of Lisieux -- known as the patronness of the Church's missions and missionaries -- is coming to St. Louis next month as part of a national tour sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies.

The wooden writing case once used by the saint to write many works, including her well-known spiritual memoir, "Story of a Soul," as well as numerous plays, poems and letters, will be on display at the Discalced Carmelite monastery, 9150 Clayton Road in Ladue, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6.

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