We are constantly looking for new information, on how we can help you and your families to be closer to Jesus and live a life in his mercy.
As a parent you are a big role model for your child. Let Saint Therese of the child Jesus help you on your path being a good parent. We have found out that you can entrust your child under the protection of Saint Therese of the child Jesus by writing to the sanctuary of Lisieux, which organizes a monthly mass in the Basilica for all the children who are entrusted to St Therese.
In the thirties an Association was founded by Mgr Suhard, Bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux (1928-1931). This association testifies of the place that children hold in the big spiritual family of Therese.
The association is in Lisieux, the home of Saint Therese of the child Jesus where the:
The first Sunday of every month in Lisieux the pilgrim mass is celebrated especially for the children entrusted to Saint Therese of the child Jesus.
The parents and their family find their spiritual support in this association. In the light of the example given by Louis and Zélie Martin, they are encouraged to work on their spiritual awareness and on the Christian education of their children. It is why it is important that the children be enrolled by a close family member, a god-father or god-mother, who can participate in the magnificent task of shaping hearts.
The most famous book, that she wrote herself: Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux
Dear St. Thérèse, through this letter we have come to ask you to protect Anne Rose. All of the children in our family are enrolled as Little Protected children. We have every confidence in you and we know that you will protect her and will guide her all through her life. » Mme A. (Vosges)
« Dear St. Therese, I am god-mother to a little girl name Julie who was born in Brittany. We know that you will look after her and will protect her throughout her life. We hope that she will be filled with Faith all through her life and she will be able to communicate it to others. » J and D F. (Vosges)
How to enroll your child?
To enroll your child (under 12 years of age). Write to the Sanctuary, indicating clearly:
- his/her family name and Christian name
- date and place of birth
- his connection with you
- Your address and that of the child who we will send a souvenir to.
The inscription is free. Those who may like to may make an offering, notably to cover the cost of postage.
For any information and inscription help you can contact the Sanctuary of the Basilica in Lisieux : +33 2 31 48 55 08
Petits Amis de Sainte Thérèse
14102 Lisieux cedex