VIE-58 Life
Thérèse and Leo XIII - a later watercolor based on a charcoal by Céline.

Six days were spent visiting the principal attractions of Rome; it was on the seventh I saw the greatest of them all, namely, Leo XIII. [10] I had both longed for and dreaded that day! On it depended my vocation. The answer I was supposed to receive from the Bishop hadn’t arrived, and besides I learned from one of your letters, Mother, that he was no longer favorably disposed toward me. My only plank of salvation was in the permission of the Holy Father, but to obtain it I had to ask for it... Ms A 62 r° and following.
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