I read with interest your little article regarding the relics of St. Therese, the "Little Flower of Jesus" (TIME, May 10). The footnote states that she was born in 1873 and died in 1879. The second date is, of course, 1897.
This is no doubt the printer's error, but it is perhaps well to notify our less informed brethren so that they may not think the Church found it expedient to recognize the saintliness of a six-year-old child. St. Therese was a Carmelite nun, 24 years of age at the time of...