"Marie, Sister of St. Therese of Lisieux" has been published online


Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart, the oldest sister of Léonie and of St. Therese of Lisieux, died in the Lisieux Carmel on January 19, 1940. Léonie was to follow her in June 1941.

Their sister Pauline, Mother Agnes of Jesus, as prioress wrote the story of Marie's life to serve as the "obituary circular" to send to the French Carmels, as was the custom when a nun died.  Many people wanted to read Marie's story.  Two American Carmelite scholars, the late Roland Murphy, O. Carm. and the late Joachim Smet, O. Carm., translated it into English, and it was published in 1943 as "Marie: Sister of Saint Therese."  For a long time it's been out of print, and many people have asked for it.  I'm happy to report that, thanks to the generosity of Rev. Robert Colaresi, director of the Society of the Little Flower, and of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, you can now read "Marie: Sister of St. Therese" online at the Web site of the Archives of the Lisieux Carmel.