The Marie du jour – May 30

I, Joan the shepherdess,
Cherish my flock.
My staff is light
And I love my spindle.
I love the solitude
Of this pretty grove.
I have the sweet habit
Of coming here in secret.
There I weave a crown
From wildflowers;
I give it to Mary,
With my sweetest songs…

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

 

MELCHERS-Gari_Joan-of-Arc
Joan of Arc
Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932)
Oil on canvas
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
I weave a crown from wildflowers;
I give it to Mary with my sweetest songs
Pious Recreation No. 1: The mission of Joan of Arc (excerpt)

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