Thanks to the generosity of the Archives of the Lisieux Carmel, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by posting this photograph of the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel which, in the time of St. Therese, stood at the entrance to the "heated room" (the room used for recreation).
July 16 was also the birthday of Therese's companion in the novitiate, Sister Martha of Jesus.
Sister Martha of Jesus
On July 16, 1894, for Sister Martha's twenty-ninth birthday, Therese wrote for her the poem "Song of Gratitude to Our Lady of Mount Carmel." The third stanza:
Close to you, O my loving Mother! I've found rest for my heart; I want nothing more on earth. Jesus alone is all my happiness. If sometimes I feel sadness And fear coming to assail me, Always, supporting me in my weakness, Mother, you deign to bless me.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality; the life of their family; their beatification in 2008 and canonization in 2015; what we can learn from them today. Articles, homilies, conferences, photo galleries. A unique photo show to celebrate the visit of their relics to Ireland in 2018.