When Léonie Martin, Sister Françoise-Thérèse, the sister of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, died in 1941, her life was written by the nuns of the Monastery of the Visitation at Caen and circulated to other monasteries. Thanks to the great generosity of the nuns of the Monastery of the Visitation at Caen, who gave me permission to publish an English translation of this document at "Saint Therese of Lisieux: A Gateway," and to the partnership of Juan Marrero, who translated the document into English for this Web site, I am happy to announce the publication of this "summary of the life"of Léonie Martin in English as the centerpiece of a new section of this Web site dedicated to Léonie. I am opening this section on August 1, 2011 in honor of the premiere in Michigan on that day of the American feature film "Leonie!"
Léonie was one of the earliest and most fervent disciples of Thérèse's way of confidence and love.
I hope that many who see the film, and many others, will want to learn more about the real Léonie Martin