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"The relics travelled from the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux, France.
St. Therese's relic, which consisted of her bone fragment, started her visit in the Philippines since 2000 and 2008.
She also visited the country in December 15, 2012. This year is her third visit and is expected to tour around 48 key places in the country.
St. Therese or Therese Martin was born in Alencon, France on January 2, 1873. She, along with her family, moved to Lisieux, where she was taught by the Benedictine Nuns of Lisieux. At the age of 15, Therese became a nun and dedicated her life in spiritual activities. Her life was written in her first autobiographical manuscript. She died on September 30, 1897 due to tuberculosis. She was then 24.
Therese was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925 and was proclaimed by the same Pope as the Universal Patron of the Mission on December 14, 1927.
On October 19, 1997, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Therese as "Therese of the Child Jesus" and a Doctor of the Universal Church." (Sunnex)
--- lifted from Sun*Star Cebu