Marie du jour 2023, 9 May: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

JOAN, frightened

O my God! I do not understand!…….. The voice I heard was usually so sweet…….. It can’t be that this voice today is speaking. But then, who is this child who must do such great things?….. Maybe I’m the one who’s to make known to her [i.e., France] God’s will…. But she’ll never believe me! O Most Holy Virgin Mary, and you my dear Guardian Angel, deign to make it clear to me and tell me what I must do!…..

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

RP 3, Joan of Arc Accomplishing her Mission
Scene 4 (excerpt)

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.

Featured image: Joan of Arc, detail of an undated oil on canvas painting by Gari Melchers (American, 1860–1932) in the American painting and sculpture collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, (Public domain)

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