For the birthday of a novice, Sr. Martha of Jesus, St. Thérèse wrote a poem on 16 July 1894. It reads, in part: "Close to you, O my loving Mother! I've found rest for my heart..."
No worldly beauty could compare with them, not even the delightful splendors of the new Basilica of Lisieux
The gaze of Mary is God's gaze directed at each one of us