Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: February 18, 2005

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Cast: Lindsay Younce, Leonardo Defilippis, Judith Kaplan, Maggie Rose Fleck, Susan Funk, Melissa Sumpter


Her mother died when she was four years old; her surrogate mother abandoned her a few years later, plunging Thérèse Martin (Lindsay Younce) into a mental collapse. Then something miraculous happens. At the age of 14 she undergoes a mysterious conversion and falls deeply in love with God. Then -- not old enough for the convent -- she goes all the way to the Vatican, where she boldly steps forth at a papal audience to beg for permission to become a Carmelite nun.

In the monastery, Thérèse, a teenage girl, gains insights that breathe fresh air into the Catholic Church and transform the world. Challenged by the austere, cloistered life, this pampered child discovers a simple way of loving God.

Director: Leonardo Defilippis
Studio: Luke Films Inc.
Producer(s): Brian Shields
Screenplay: Patti Defilippis
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