Sketches of St. Therese entering Lisieux Carmel on April 9, 1888 - from the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux

After I published the photo essay of St. Therese entering Carmel, I discovered at the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux  the section "St. Therese's Life in Pictures" (103 documents, many never published before, depicting sixty scenes in Therese's life).  I post below several sketches of Therese's entrance day.  At the Archives site the images are a little bigger and are accompanied by text from Therese and some details; to visit them there, please click on the images below.

The Martin and Guerin families approach the chapel of the Carmel on the day of Therese's entrance. By Charles Jouvenot.

Therese has just stepped into the enclosure. Her father is outside with Canon Delatroette.

Therese's first moments in the enclosure. Unused sketch.

Note: to see the above sketch at the Archives site, click on the image above.  Then click on the highlighted word "sketch' on the page where you land.