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Thérèse is 13 in this picture, during the time that her Papa often referred to her as “My Little Queen.” The photo was taken February 1886, towards the end of a very difficult time for our little friend. With her “second mother,” Pauline, several years gone in the convent, now her oldest sister, Marie, entered the same Carmelite monastery, making things worse for Thérèse. She had been troubled with tears and anxiety since her mother had died, and then worsened in the several years since Pualine left. The warmth of her home was thinning out as only she and Celine were left there with their aging Papa. She cried a lot that year, and had great fits of anxiety.
But then on Christmas Eve that year she had a “little miracle.” Her grief, crying and anxiety that had plagued for so many years, disappeared that night! She said later, "In an instant Jesus, content with my good will, accomplished the work I had not been able to do in ten years." She learned in a moment the joy, as she said, of “the need to forget myself to make others happy.”
We have restored this photo to make your relationship with our little Queen more personal. We hope you enjoy this image. May it draw you nearer to our Saint and thus to Jesus! (source: www.archives-carmel-lisieux.fr)
We usually don't offer our vintage prints in 11x14", but this one is a high res file so it looks good large, and there is just so much detail in the print, we thought some people would like a bigger print.
If you would like us to frame it, please select which frame you would like above, under "Size & Framing".
We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.
– 8.5 x 11" or 11 x 14" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.
Sue & John