VIE-38 Life of St Therese in pictures
Encountering Bishop Hugonin - inkwash by Charles Jouvenot.

Thérèse made her first communion on May 8th, 1884, at 11 years and 4 months old. She suffered a lot during the delay imposed upon her; she was unable to understand this rule which seemed to her so severe, to be held back a year because she was born two days too late, she said. One day we encountered Bishop Hugonin who was going to the train station. “Oh Marie,” she said. “Do you want me to run after him to ask permission to make my first communion?” I had a hard time holding her back. Testimony of Marie du Sacré-Coeur (14th question).










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