125 years ago with St.Therese: "Song of Gratitude to Our Lady of Mount Carmel," July 16, 1894
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 08:34PM
Maureen O'Riordan

July 16, 1894 was the 26th birthday of Sister Martha of Jesus, a lay-sister who entered three months before Therese.  This birthday furnished the occasion for Therese's seventh poem, "Song of Gratitude to Our Lady of Mount Carmel."  The poem takes its inspiration from the circumstances of Sister Martha's life. 

One of the best ways to understand Therese's way is to get to know the women with whom she lived in Carmel.  Learn more about the young woman who lived close to Therese for nine years: 

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