Marie du jour 2021, May 30: St. Thérèse

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

Pious Recreation No. 1: The mission of Joan of Arc (excerpt)

Joan of Arc
Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932)
Oil on canvas
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (Public domain)

of Lisieux, T 2008, The plays of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: “pious recreations”, translated from the French by Conroy S and Dwyer D J, ICS Publications, Washington, DC.

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