Pauline Martin explains that Thérèse "could have legitimately taken the Habit... before the end of October, but she in fact didn’t take the Habit until 10th January 1889."
As the soul is united to Christ, so Carmel is hidden in Mary. She is, par excellence, the contemplative soul.
The day of my Habit Reception, 6th April 1883, my poor little Thérèse, who was very sick at that time, came to embrace me before the ceremony
I don’t know if I’ve already told you how much I love snow?
I received a special grace of intimate union with my Beloved