These two plaques in St. Pierre's Cathedral state that it was in this chapel that Therese attended Mass and Vespers on Sunday until she entered Carmel. Here, in July 1887, while closing her missal, she saw a holy card protrude from the edge in such a way that only the wounded hand of the Crucified was visible, and she understood her vocation to gather up this Precious Blood and "pour it out on souls."
Statue of St. Therese where she attended Mass on Sundays
In the south aisle of St. Pierre's Cathedral, this modern statue of Therese by Lambert-Rucky marks the place where she sat for Sunday Mass until the homily began. In "Story of a Soul" Therese describes how, when the priest began to preach, she and her father would move closer to the pulpit so that they could hear the homily.
Close-up of the statue of Therese
marking the spot where she worshipped on Sundays.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality and the life of their family, their beatification in 2008; what we can learn from them today.