15cm St Therese – the Little Flower – Patron saint of AIDS, TB, Missionaries
St Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) is the patron Saint of Aids, TB, Missionaries, florists, gardners and loss of parents.
St. Therese loved nature, and often used the imagery of nature to explain how the Divine Presence is everywhere, and how everything is connected in God’s loving care and arms. Therese saw herself as “the Little Flower of Jesus” because she was just like the simple wild flowers in forests and fields, unnoticed by the greater population, yet growing and giving glory to God. Therese did not see herself as a brilliant rose or an elegant lily, by simply as a small wildflower. This is how she understood herself before the Lord – simple and hidden, but blooming where God had planted her.