St. Therese asked the Pope's permission to enter 130 years ago today, on November 20, 1887
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:39PM
Maureen O'Riordan

Therese Martin, 14, asks Pope Leo XIII for permission to become a Carmelite at age 15. Stained-glass window in the church of St. Eulalie, Bordeaux, where her father, St. Louis Martin, was baptized.

Read St. Therese's description of the memorable day when she requested the Pope's permission to become a Carmelite before the usual age at the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux.

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