Films about Saint Therese


"Saint Therese
of Lisieux:
Running Like A Giant"

In this 35-minute documentary, Fabrice Maze recounts the 24 years of the earthly life and the extraordinary posthumous life of St. Therese of Lisieux.  We share in the footsteps of her family, the places of her childhood and adolescence, as well as in the daily milestones of her religious life.  This is an excellent introduction to St. Therese and a splendid resource for groups whose sessions don't allow the 90-minute documentary mentioned below.  The film is a good background for reading Therese's memoir, Story of a Soul.  In French with subtitles in English and other languages.

The same DVD also contains a second film, The Basilica of Saint Therese of Lisieux, in which we discover the biggest religious building constructed in France in the 20th century, a symbol of the worldwide radiance of Therese.  A bonus DVD includes videos about the making of the two films above.

You may order this film online from Seven Doc, a company in France which produces splendid documentaries about spirituality and other topics.  This DVD is "all regions."  I own one and have had no trouble playing it in the United States. I recommend it highly.

 For more information or to order, click on the image above or click hereSee the one-minute and 44-second trailer (in French) here.

  Saint Therese of the Child Jesus:
An Echo of the Heart of God


Definitive documentary about St. Therese, made in 1997 to honor the centenary of her death. Filmed on location in France, it gives Therese's whole story in interviews, dramatizations, and long visits to her birthplace in Alencon, her home in Lisieux, and the Carmelite monastery. The distinguished Theresian scholar, the Carmelite friar Bishop Guy Gaucher, supplies commentary. 90 minutes.  If you have ever longed to see the places where Therese lived and to visit the interior of her monastery, this is your chance.  

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The Secret of Saint Therese


The Secret of Saint Therese, a video by Romereports which was nominated at the International Catholic Film Festival (also known as the Oscars of Catholic cinema), is available for purchase as a DVD or by download.  The film is described like this:

"This film tells the story of St. Therese's life and message, intertwined with the personal stories of twelve people from around the world who testify to the great impact Therese has made on their lives. Including very rare footage of the inside of her monastery at Lisieux, we also meet a taxi driver in Rome, a famous radio priest in the Netherlands, a wedding dress designer in Paris, a teenager in Lebanon, a Protestant professor at Harvard divinity School, a mother of twelve children in Nigeria, a stock broker on Wall Street, and others, who share their moving personal stories of how Thérèse, and her "secret", has changed their lives. A secret so powerful, it confirms her mission to "Love Jesus and to make Him loved by others."

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Rent or purchase the download of "The Secret of Therese" at Vimeo. 

See the trailer (3:34) below.

The Secret of Therese from ROME REPORTS on Vimeo.

The Little Flower in Africa

 "The Little Flower in Africa" is a one-hour DVD produced by EWTN, which describes it like this:

This program follows the first tour of the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux throughout South Africa and the African continent. The documentary features interviews with Catholic laity and Church leaders, a biography of St. Therese and her "Little Way" to holiness, a summary of the tenets of Carmelite spirituallity, and an overview of Catholicism's presence in South Africa. 1 disc. 1hr.

Price: $15.00. I recommend it. 

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Therese: Living on Love

St. Therese of Lisieux is the most popular saint of modern times, and her "little way" of love and confidence has great appeal to people everywhere. This new film explores why so many ordinary people are drawn to St. Therese. Journalists, scholars, psychiatrists, priests, nuns and scores of people from around the United States reflect on her appeal and powerful message.  55 minutes.  To purchase, click on the image at left or click here.





This film, directed by Leonardo Defilippis, tells the story of St. Therese of Lisieux, a young girl who fell in love with Jesus Christ and demonstrated a path of spirituality, known as the "Little Way", through the actions of unconditional love, human compassion, and selfless devotion to duty. Starring Lindsay Younce, this moving true story is told in an inspiring way that invites the audience to contemplate and apply such spirituality in their own lives. This DVD contains the following language options: English with optional French or Spanish subtitles 96 minutes.