June 1897 - St. Therese writes Manuscript C of "Story of a Soul"
"Draw me in your footsteps, we shall run . . . "
At the beginning of June Mother Marie de Gonzague, prompted by Therese's sister Pauline, instructed Therese to write about her religious life. Therese wrote in her cell or out in the garden, seated in her father's wheelchair. St. Therese's third manuscript, sometimes called "Manuscipt C," which became a part of her famous memoir Story of a Soul, expresses some of her most sublime thoughts about the practice of charity, about training her novices, and about the law of spiritual attraction. "Draw me in your footsteps, let us run . . . " Her commentary on the gospels is truly worthy of a Doctor of the Church.