Friday, August 30, 2013

A magnificent statue of St. Therese

 
This is a fine statue of St. Therese but it's not just pretty. It teaches as well. Her name was Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face and you see both represented in this work as well as Our Lady. You can find this statue at the National Shrine of St. Therese in Illinois.

3 comments:

Old Bob said...

I am very fond of both Jeanne and Thérèse. Been reading about Jeanne for over half a century; took a year-long course in French in night school so I could read about her. Truly astonishing girl.
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Both of them!
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Leonardo DeFilippis made a movie about Thérèse; it's very good. I believe the title actress converted to Catholicism during or after making it.
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Thérèse was very devoted to Jeanne. There is a book about both of them, published in Paris in 1984 and (regrettably) never translated into English; especially because the first of the three parts is a play in which the modern world puts Jeanne and Thérèse on trial for political incorrectness and corrupting modern youth. It's a fun play because of course the girls win.
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Thanks for all you do!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"There is a book about both of them, published in Paris in 1984 and (regrettably) never translated into English; especially because the first of the three parts is a play in which the modern world puts Jeanne and Thérèse on trial for political incorrectness and corrupting modern youth. It's a fun play because of course the girls win."

What's the name of the book?

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Is it Jeanne et Thérèse by Régine Pernoud?

You can download it on netflix or sth.