|Born on Good Friday in Konnersreuth, Germany, Therese was blinded and
paralyzed in 1918, and thereafter developed appendicitis, pneumonia,
digestive problems and deafness. Therese appealed to Saint Therese of
Lisiuex, to whom she was especially devoted, and after seven years of
intense suffering her maladies were cured. During Lent in 1926 she
received in her side the stigmata of Christ's lance wound; in November of
that year she received the wounds of the Crown of Thorns. In March, 1929,
on her shoulder appeared a wound caused by carrying the Cross, and she
received the marks of the scourging on her back. From 1926 until her death
she survived without food or water, consuming only the Holy Eucharist.
Therese experienced many other mystical gifts, including visions, cures,
recognition of relics, and prophecy.
Shortly after the end of WWII when asked if America will experience war
on its soil, she replied,
"No, but at the end of this century America will be
destroyed economically by a series of natural disasters."