Quote of the day, 21 September: Céline Martin

Cause of Beatification: Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Witness: Sr. Geneviève of St. Teresa

The Servant of God’s devotion for St Joseph went hand in hand with her love for the Blessed Virgin.

When she went to Rome, she told me that she had no fear of her purity being tainted by anything she came across on the trip, because she had placed herself under St Joseph’s protection. It was then that she taught me to pray with her every day to “Saint Joseph, Father and Protector of Virgins”.

At the Carmel, she often recited this prayer in the hope of obtaining the freedom to take Holy Communion more often. Leo XIII’s emancipating decree (Quemadmodum, 17 December 1890), which took the right to regulate Communions from Superiors and gave it solely to the confessor, brought her immense joy.

She attributed this result to St Joseph, to whom she was forever grateful.

Céline Martin
(Sr. Geneviève of St. Teresa, O.C.D.)

Answer to the 21st Question (excerpt)
Ordinary Informative Process for Beatification
21 September 1910

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