Why is her Name
Sometimes Spelled "Therese", "Theresa", and
All three are appropriate, but if
one is to remain faithful to her actual French name, it is "Thérèse".
In English, we don't have the vowel marks which the French have,
so she is simply "Therese". It became popular to use the
more Anglicized version "Theresa", but more recently it
has caused confusion between her and Teresa of Avila. In order to
avoid confusion between the two Carmelites, many choose to use the
spelling more reflective of her French name, "Thérèse".
We believe she answers to all of them.