A gift from the Carmel of Lisieux for the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

As a special gift for the feast of St.  Therese of Lisieux, the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux graciously authorized me to share with you this contemporary photograph of the crown of roses Therese wore in death.

  This crown is visible in the photograph of Therese's body taken when it was laid out in the infirmary on October 1, 1897.  I thank the Carmelites of Lisieux for sharing this treasure with us.