Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was born on January 2, 1873, and died on September 30, 1897. She was a French Catholic nun widely revered in modern times for her simplicity and practical approach to spiritual life. She became a nun at age 15 and spent the rest of her life in a Carmelite convent, where she died at 24 from tuberculosis. Her feast day is celebrated on October 1.
This is a page from Catholic Comics, which was a monthly magazine by Catholic Publications that ran from 1946 to 1949. They featured stories for Catholics that included religious subjects, American history, Crossword Puzzles, funny comics, and sports stories (usually featuring athletes from Notre Dame University). The magazine was ten cents (about $1.56 in today’s dollars) and was featured on newsstands, which was the common way to sell comic magazines at the time.