The Catechism of the Catholic Church highlights a hallmark of truly Christian prayer - bold confidence, fearless trust. This books explores this boundless trust through the lens of the life of St Therese of Lisieux and expounds it with her spiritual teaching. She can be a patron of this confidence in our prayer. She can be the champion of this holy daring in every area of our Christian discipleship. 'Your book has deepened my appreciation of Therese even though for most of my life I have been reading her, and reading and thinking about her and growing in love for her. I thank you for writing it.' Bishop Patrick V. Ahern 'A wonderful work! The author's attractive and scholarly writing distils for us the pure essence of Therese's filial daring. In its account of how she was on terms of holy familiarity with God this book is joyous, impressive, luminous.' Alan Bancroft translator of St Therese's poetry John Udris is Cathedral Dean of Our Lady and St Thomas, Northampton. He has a Licence in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas, Rome, where he focused his studies on St Therese.