Story of a Soul is the spiritual autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Beginning with her childhood longing for the ascetic life, St. Thérèse documents the life circumstances that led her to the Carmelite tradition and her subsequent spiritual journey. Much like St. John of the Cross, St. Thérèse describes a period of prolonged darkness over her soul. Her story is one of victory and nearness to Jesus, but her spiritual journey through life was far from easy. St. Thérèse died at the early age of twenty-four and was canonized in 1914, only seventeen years after her death. Be encouraged by the story of this young saint and learn from her example of simple devotion to Jesus.