VIE-33 Life of St Therese in pictures


Thérèse, hermit with Marie Guérin - inkwash by Charles Jouvenot.

What I really liked, though, was going to the park, for there I was first in everything, gathering flowers in great profusion and, knowing how to find the prettiest, I excited the envy of my companions… What pleased me was when by chance I was alone with little Marie and, not having Céline Maudelonde dragging her into ordinary games, she left me free to choose, and I chose a game that was entirely new. Marie and Thérèse became two hermits, having nothing but a poor hut, a little garden where they grew corn and other vegetables. Their life was spent in continual contemplation; in other words, one hermit replaced the other at prayer while she was occupied in the active life. Everything was done with such mutual understanding, silence, and so religiously that it was just perfect. Ms A 23 r°


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