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UNESCO acknowledges St Therese of Lisieux

Wonderful to discover that in the year of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Therese, UNESCO is officially recognising her contribution to the wellbeing of humanity. "Every two years, UNESCO pays tribute to personalities who, each in their own way, have worked and continue to work in the fields of education, the promotion of women, culture, science and the building of peace,” explains Fr. Thierry Hénault-Morel, rector of the Shrine of Alençon, the town where the saint was born. The decision to acknowledge her gifts to humanity results from a vote by the General Conference of UNESCO member countries. Astonishing to think of the global influence of this young girl who spent her short adult life within the confines of the convent enclosure. This is a miracle in itself.

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