St. Therese of Lisieux by Playing With Grace
Originally sold on Etsy with 200+ sales and 60+ five star reviews, these religious peg dolls offer meaningful play time and provide parents with the opportunity to teach values, faith and love to their children.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux is better known as Saint Therese Little Flower. She stands 3 1/2" tall and seen with a bouquet of flowers. They are hand painted with all non toxic material so no two will be exactly alike and are clothed in material to add depth and texture to your childs' manipulatives. Sealed with a clear non toxic glaze.
*The dolls are very sturdy however because some saints feature small embellishments that if broken off could be a choking hazard, they are not recommended for children under the age of 5 without adult supervision.*
Carmelite of Lisieux, better known as the Little Flower of Jesus, born at Alençon, France, January 2nd, 1873; died at Lisieux September 30th, 1897.
She was the ninth child of saintly parents, Louis and Zélie Martin, both of whom had wished to consecrate their lives to God in the cloister. The vocation denied them was given to their children, five of whom became religious, one to the Visitation Order and four in the Carmelite Convent of Lisieux. Brought up in an atmosphere of faith where every virtue and aspiration were carefully nurtured and developed, her vocation manifested itself when she was still only a child. Educated by the Benedictines, when she was fifteen she applied for permission to enter the Carmelite Convent, and being refused by the superior, went to Rome with her father, as eager to give her to God as she was to give herself, to seek the consent of the Holy Father, Leo XIII, then celebrating his jubilee. He preferred to leave the decision in the hands of the superior, who finally consented and on 9 April, 1888, at the unusual age of fifteen, Thérèse Martin entered the convent of Lisieux where two of her sisters had preceded her. The fame of her sanctity and the many miracles performed through her intercession caused the introduction of her cause of canonization only seventeen years after her death, 10 Jun, 1914
*Taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia*