05 June 2008

Pope Leo XIII

This is the Pope that St. Therese implored to let her enter Carmel at 15. First sound recording of a Pope speaking.

For me, it emphasizes that St. Therese didn't live all that long ago. We have pictures of her, her own writings and even the voice of the Pope she spoke with...albeit briefly before they hauled her away!

Words of Pope Leo XIII:
Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae. Ámen.

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