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 On Her Mother

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780195307214
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785032 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195307216.003.0003
  On Her Mother

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This chapter focuses on the life of Thérèse's mother, Zélie, who died of breast cancer. She was an inspiration to Thérèse who, within Carmel, had not only the maternal load of training novices but undertook on her own to approach and deal with a few Carmelites who were standoffish or unsociable. Zélie continued posthumously as mother to Thérèse through the stories Thérèse heard and the saved letters she read while writing her first manuscript.

Keywords: Zélie; Louis; mother; breast cancer; St. Thérèse

Chapter.  21351 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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