Relics, bones of canonized nun coming to Oklahoma City

Friday, November 19th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma City residents will have a chance
next month to view the relics of a nun known affectionately as Little Flower.

Relics include a box of three of the bones of Saint Therese. The relics will be included in ceremonies December 13th at Our Lady of
Mount Carmel and Saint Therese Little Flower Church. Other Catholic churches are participating as well.

Saint Therese was a French Carmelite nun. She died at age 24 in 1897 and was canonized in 1925.

The nun became known worldwide for her autobiography entitled Story of a Soul. The late Mother Teresa of Calcutta took her name,
saying Little Flower had inspired her to serve the poor.

Saint Therese is known as Little Flower because she believed that each person represented a different flower in God's garden.

Catholic leaders say her message was about doing the ordinary well.