The original work is made of cut paper with additions in paint and ink. Therese was a very popular saint in the last century, and continues to be so. She led an obscure life in a French convent, dying in her early twenties in 1897. We know of her only because she wrote an autobiography recording her efforts to live a holy life in the small, secluded world of her convent—not by great accomplishments on a big stage but by being faithful to the gospel and the example of Christ in every detail of everday life. Amazingly, Therese has been declared a Doctor of the Church—along with the likes of famous Catholic thinkers like St. Augustine and St. Aquinas.