Kata-kata seperti itu membuka Therese terhadap tuduhan bahwa dia memiliki rohani yang terlalu sentimental dan bahkan kekanak-kanakan. Pendukungnya menolak hal tersebut dan menyatakan bahwa dia mengembangkan cara pendekatan kepada kehidupan rohani yang mudah dimengerti dan dapat diikuti oleh semua orang yang memilih melakukan hal tersebut, tidak memandang tingkat kerumitan atau pendidikan.
This is evident in her approach to
This is evident in her approach to [[prayer]]:[http://www.thereseoflisieux.org/thereses-prayer/]
<blockquote>"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy; in a word, something noble, supernatural, which enlarges my soul and unites it to God.... I have not the courage to look through books for beautiful prayers.... I do as a child who has not learned to read, I just tell our Lord all that I want and He understands." </blockquote>
==Declining health and death==
[[Image:Evora28.jpg|thumb|right|220px|Funerary monument in the Church of Saint Francis, in [[Évora]] ([[Portugal]]).]]
Thérèse's final years were marked by a steady decline that she bore resolutely and without complaint. On the morning of [[Good Friday]], 1896, she began bleeding at the mouth due to a [[lungs|pulmonary]] [[hemoptysis]]; her [[tuberculosis]] had taken a turn for the worse. Thérèse corresponded with a Carmelite mission in what was then [[French Indochina]], and was invited to join them, but because of her sickness, she could not travel. In July 1897 she was moved to the monastery infirmary, where she died on [[September 30]], [], at age 24. On her death-bed, she is reported to have said, "I have reached the point of not being able to suffer any more, because all suffering is sweet to me."
[[Image:Sainte therese de lisieux.jpg|thumb|200px|left|Thérèse de Lisieux]]