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"In the heart of the Church I will be love!" -St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
This painting was done with reference to photos of two newly canonized saints, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, or "The Little Flower." She lived and died at the end of the nineteenth century in France. She was only 24 when she died in 1897, as a Carmelite nun. During her last illness she was ordered to write her story, which she called The Story of a Soul. It spells out her simple spirituality, the way of littleness, or spiritual childhood. That is why I like to portray her as a child.
Her parents Zelie and Louis Martin, had studied for the religious life previous to their marriage. They had a rather large family, with 5 daughters surviving to all enter the religious life. They are the first married couple in Church history to be canonized together.
IMPORTANT: Each of the 3 sizes indicates outside dimensions. There is a border of white left around the image, approximately 1 1/2" to 2" all around.
Signed by artist.
Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.
Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.
(C) Copyright Sue Kouma Johnson This image may not be reproduced in any form without express permission of the artist.