St. Therese The Little Flower: The Making of a Saint, is a 137 page paperback book by John Beevers. She lived 24 years and was an obscure nun for nine of those. She died in 1897 and was canonized in 1925. Yet she is known the world over by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Her statue soon appeared in most Catholic churches in the world. With St. Joan of Arc, she shares the title “Patroness of France” and with St. Francis Xavier the honor of “Principal Patroness of all Missionaries.” Her devotees acknowledge her as a second St. Jude in her powerful intercession with God. Her appeal is universal-from peasants to Popes-and people of all stations know her and call upon her for help.