Statue of St. Therese, Doctor of the Church at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 08:17PM
Maureen O'Riordan


This statue of St. Therese as a Doctor of the Church was given to the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia in 1997, the year she became a Doctor.  In one hand she holds the biretta, the symbol of the doctorate.  A child reaches up to grasp the rose in her other hand.  The image of the Holy Face appears on her scapular. 

The statue is located in the chapel, in the exact spot where, for nearly a hundred years, the portrait of Therese painted by Celine which was given to the Philadelphia Carmel was displayed on Therese's feast.

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