But in death, parts of her are making a world tour.
On the poster you can see the long list of cities in Israel her relics will visit in a 2-week period.
This Catholic custom of veneration of relics is strange to Jews, so of course I was curious and went to the Old City to find Theresa, The Little Flower.Alas, the guard at the Latin Patriarchate told me I was two hours too late, that "she" had just left and was on the way to Haifa.
To console me, he showed me in to the empty cathedral..
The stained-glass-filtered sunlight gave some pews and the pulpit a rainbow touch..
I found one remaining copy of the welcoming ceremony at Jaffa Gate, the procession, and the Solemn Vespers at the church.
I sat on a multi-colored pew and read the pages, pretending to understand the Latin.
I thought about young (dead at 24) Theresa and her Little Way which teaches us to do little things with great love..
So this post was a tour of something I did not see, for That's My World Tuesday
However, the Latin Patriarchate website has short videos of the welcomes given to the reliquary at Ben-Gurion Airport and in Jerusalem (and also articles about the saint)..
"Understanding Theresa's Relics" helps, e.g. "It is a fact that when people stand in the presence of her mortal remains or have some contact with her poor relics, . . . God, who received through her humanity so many signs of love, is pleased in turn to manifest his love through her bodily remains.".
This newspaper includes the fact that one set of her relics was taken into space in the Discovery..
And Wikipedia has the whole story of Theresa, from 1873 to 1897..