A nun for only 9 years
Then, she died before her 25th birthday.
But in the meantime, she had written (at the behest of her spiritual director) a spiritual autobiography that quickly became a classic.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the very young nun who would later be declared a Doctor of the Church, died at the age of 24 one hundred and twelve years ago last night. Her memory is celebrated on this day.
(from an earlier post)