Born to a middle-class French family in 1873, St. Thérèse (also known as St Theresa) lost her mother to cancer at a very young age. And, at 8, she was cured of a serious illness when a statue of the Blessed Mother smiled at her.
Because of her modesty and empathy for others, she has come to be known as the patron saint of those who suffer from AIDS, of missions, religious freedoms and aircraft workers.
We love this little silvery medal because of the non-traditional shape and the extra detail. It measures about 23 mm high.