The nuns of the Monastery of the Visitation at Caen announced that Éditions Emmanuel has published a new edition of the biography of Léonie written by Franciscan Father Stephane-Joseph Piat. Originally published in 1967 as Léonie, the book is now titled Léonie Martin: La sainteté inattendue de une soeur de Thérèse (Léonie Martin: The unexpected holiness of a sister of Thérèse) and features a short preface by Jean-Claude Boulanger, bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux.
I am delighted at this long-awaited publication, and I hope that it will serve to make the Servant of God, Leonie Martin (Sister Francoise-Therese) better known in the French-speaking world. Who will be the first to publish it in English?
- See more information, read the preface and a sample chapter, or order Leonie Martin from Éditions Emmanuel.
- Read excerpts (in French) of the first edition of Leonie on the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux.
- See the announcement on the Web site of the Monastery of the Visitation at Caen.