Monday, April 15, 2013

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Saint Therese of Lisieux
Copyright 2013 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
30" x 15"

This painting depicts Saint Therese as I imagine her... alone in her room as she sits writing "The Story of a Soul."  Despite her illness her youthful optimism perseveres.  It is dark and dismal yet light is streaming through the window like a beacon of hope.

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love?
Great deeds are forbidden me.
The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.
-Saint Therese of Lisieux

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