During the ceremony, I received a special grace of intimate union with my Beloved; I could no longer see anything that was happening around me. The presence of the Bishop, the numerous clergy, the crowd of people who had come in droves, everything had disappeared in my eyes, I was alone with Jesus… when suddenly I was awakened from my inner silence by the singing of Compline which continued in vibrant and lively notes. The choir sang the psalm: Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi, and I could hear the meaning of it, and every word fell upon my soul as a pledge of a sacred promise made to me by the One to whom I united my life.
Sister Geneviève of the Holy Face, O.C.D.
Memoirs of her clothing day, 5 February 1895
Chapter III: Céline au cloître à l’école de Thérèse
Biography of Céline Martin by Stéphane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M.
What a beautiful thought! Thanks so much for this comment… so insightful!
This lovely photograph reminds me that Celine mentioned that many flowers had been sent to the Carmel in honor of the day, and the most beautiful arrangement was from her most ardent suitor. She wrote that she prayed a lot for him that day!