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Pauline Martin – Sister of St Therese of Lisieux – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print

Pauline Martin – Sister of St Therese of Lisieux – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print

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Marie Pauline Martin (1861-1951) was a sister of St. Therese of Lisieux, the second child born to Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin When Zelie died, Pauline, who looked like her mother and had a similar personality, became the "Second Mother" to the bereft little Therese, taking care of her until she entered the convent some years later. Pauline was the first of the Martin girls to enter the Carmel.

Even though Pauline and Therese were separated, they continued to grow closer together. Pauline made her profession on May 8th, 1884, the same day of Therese's first communion. The oldest Martin sister, Marie, entered the convent in 1886, followed by the young Therese in 1888. (Celine entered in 1894, and their cousin Marie Guerin in 1895.)

Mother Marie Gonzague (who you can see in some of our other photos) let the sisters be together, and Pauline, now called Mother Agnes of Jesus, required Therese to write her autobiography, as Therese had a special, intense and otherwise secret prayer life that Pauline thought the world should know about.

This picture was taken shortly before Pauline entered the Carmel. We find the entire Martin family to be charming and devout, and we have no doubt that they are all in Heaven and will likely all be canonized someday. We hope our restored photo lets you draw nearer to Pauline and her family, and thus closer to our Lord and friend Jesus. (source:

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- 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.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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