Alley of the chestnut trees

The alley seen with Thérèse’s chair for her last months (used by M. Martin at the time of his return from Bon Sauveur). The convent is on the right, with the cimetery at the end of the alley. Remember that the photographer used a wide angle lens here, transforming the alley into a very long path. 



We see below the bareness of the trees after they were pruned, which used to sadden Thérèse. See the Yellow notebook of September 24th, 2nd word:

“Foremost this was a bitter sadness and great struggles at the same time. I loved so much the shade and there wouldn’t be any this year. The already green branches were in bundles on the ground, nothing left but trunks. Then, all of a sudden, I rose above it, saying to myself: “If I was in another Carmel, what would it be to me if someone cut, even completely, the chestnut trees of the Carmel of Lisieux! And I experienced a great peace and heavenly joy!” 



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