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Photos of Therese

The true face of Thérèse

celine camera

Céline Martin, Thérèse's sister, entered the Carmel in 1894. She brought a camera there: she took many photos of her sister Thérèse and of the community. Remember that at that time, there was an exposure time of about 9 seconds, which gave a somewhat fixed character to the faces.

It was able to make admirably good use of the equipment, altogether rudimentary, of the time and of the means of development available to it in a makeshift laboratory.

Among the 47 preserved photographs of Thérèse, Céline took 41 (all those where Thérèse wears the black veil).

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Please note, these photographs are not royalty free:

For any use of photos n°1 to 6, contact the archives of the Carmel of Lisieux via the Contact form ;
Pfor the photos n°7 to 47, contact the Lisieux Central Office either by email office-central@therese-de-lisieux.com or by telephone at 02.31.48.55.20.

Photo n ° 1

Therese at three and a half years old

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See Mrs. Martin's letter to Pauline referring to this photo of the July 16, 1876 "The poor little girl was afraid of the photographer. She, who always smiles, made the "lippe" as when the tears are about to come; I had to reassure her."

Date: first half of July 1876

Location: Studio of a photographer from Alençon (unidentified)

Photo n ° 2

Thérèse at eight years old and her sister Céline

Thérèse is here accompanied by her sister Céline. She holds a skipping rope in her hands. Having the children pose with one of their toys was usual: seeing the little ones Guerin girls,  little Nogrix with his tricycle or Marguerite Maudelonde with his hoop.

Date: 1881

Location: Workshop of Mrs. Besnier, photographer in Lisieux

Photo n ° 3

Therese at thirteen

Photograph given to the Carmel in 1917 by the family of M. Poupet, photographer from Alençon. The photo had been retouched by Céline with gouache and pencil, but it was restored by laboratory work.

Date : February 1886

Location: Workshop of Monsieur Poupet, photographer in Alençon

Photo n ° 4

Therese at fifteen

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The photo has been retouched on the shoulder and on the back of the bodice, so that Thérèse is straighter, and the knot on the dress has disappeared.

Date: April 1888

Location: Workshop of Mrs. Besnier, photographer in Lisieux

Photo n ° 5

Therese novice in coat

Photograph taken by Father Gombault, of the Minor Seminary, authorized that day to enter the cloister. He represented the community in the context of the repair of the roof, in 1889. See here the estimate he had requested, the straight and  back with signatures and date. "Monsignor had given permission for him to come with the contractor to visit the old house", writes Sr Agnès of Jesus from the end of 1889 to Céline and Léonie.

Date : January 1889, a few days after Thérèse took the habit.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard, back to the garden

Photo n ° 6

Novice Thérèse without coat

Photograph also taken by Father Gombault, from the Petit Séminaire, authorized that day to enter the enclosure to give a technical opinion on an installation: "Monseigneur had given permission for him to come with the contractor to visit the old house" . Cf. letter from Sr. Agnès de Jésus at the end of 1889 to Céline and Léonie. Thérèse has taken off the white coat she was wearing in the previous photo and which can be seen on the bar of the porch, behind.

Date: January 1889, a few days after Thérèse took the habit.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard, back to the chapel

Photo n ° 7

Thérèse and her sisters with Mother Marie de Gonzague on the steps of the infirmary

Photograph taken by Céline shortly after entering, probably the first. From left to right Sr St-Vincent de Paul, next to Marie du Sacré-Coeur, then Thérèse at the bottom of the steps of the infirmary, Marie de Gonzague and Agnès de Jésus.

Date: shortly after September 14, 1894 (Céline's entry), probably in mid-November, because of the bare trees.

Location: Garden, porch of the infirmary

Photo n ° 8

Sister Geneviève near the steps of the infirmary

Photograph taken by Céline the same day as the previous one. These series of 2 photos will often be found because each of Céline's frames contained two plates. We see Céline postulant near the steps of the infirmary, which Thérèse has just crossed. She is from behind, we can see her right foot. On the right, just before the wall adjoining the Fleuriot property, we see the window of the infirmary, open onto a dark interior.

Date: shortly after September 14, 1894 (Céline's entry), probably in mid-November, because of the bare trees.

Location: Garden, porch of the infirmary

Photo n ° 9

Thérèse and her sisters pose with Mother Marie de Gonzague in the courtyard of Lourdes (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, who put on her habit before taking her habit on February 5th!

It is this face of Thérèse that served as the model for the portrait of "Therese Oval" painted by Celine.

Date: 20 November 1894.

Location: Court of Lourdes (disappeared today, at the current location of the reliquary)

Photo n ° 10

Thérèse and her sisters pose with Mother Marie de Gonzague in the courtyard of Lourdes (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, following the previous one, in the same place. Each of Céline's frames contained two plates. Marie de Gonzague had been eliminated with gouache; laboratory work made these retouches disappear and a session in Photoshop made it possible to balance the levels of the retouched areas with the rest.

Date: 20 November 1894.

Location: Court of Lourdes

Photo n ° 11

Therese as Joan of Arc (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of the sacristy, next to a small polychrome wooden statue reputed to be miraculous: Our Lady of Providence. Thérèse is here dressed as Joan of Arc, taking on the attributes of the character she played in her own play Joan of Arc fulfilling her mission, January 21, 1895.

Date: between January 21 and March 25, 1895.

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 12

Therese as Joan of Arc (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of the sacristy like photo n° 11, next to a small polychrome wooden statue reputed to be miraculous: Our Lady of Providence. Thérèse is here dressed as Joan of Arc, taking on the attributes of the character she played in her own play Joan of Arc fulfilling her mission, January 21, 1895.

Date: between January 21 and March 25, 1895.

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 13

Thérèse as Joan of Arc seated in her prison

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of the sacristy like photos n° 11-12. Thérèse is still dressed as Joan of Arc, taking on the attributes of the character she played in her own play Joan of Arc fulfilling her mission, January 21, 1895. Thérèse will use it with the following photo to create her picture no. 2 Joan of Arc in her prison.

Date: between January 21 and March 25, 1895.

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 14

Thérèse in the role of Joan of Arc receives a visit from Saint Marguerite (Sister Geneviève)

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of the sacristy like photos n° 11-12-13. Thérèse is still dressed as Joan of Arc, taking on the attributes of the character she played in her own play Joan of Arc fulfilling her mission, on January 21, 1895.

Once retouched by Céline, Thérèse will use it with the previous photo to create her picture no. 2 Joan of Arc in her prison.

It is this same photo, retouched by Mother Agnès, which will be sent by Therese to Diana Vaughan and screened by Leo Taxil during his press conference of April 19, 1897 at the Société de Géographie, in Paris, a conference where he revealed that his character of Diana Vaughan was fictitious.

Date: between January 21 and March 25, 1895.

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 15

Thérèse as Joan of Arc crowned

Photograph taken by Céline, probably the same day as photos n° 11-12-13-14. Thérèse is still dressed as Joan of Arc, taking on the attributes of the character she played in her own play Joan of Arc fulfilling her mission, January 21, 1895.

The photo has been destroyed, and only a thin band of citrate remains where Thérèse is framed closely (the print could be made on citrate paper, containing citrate in the sensitive layer).

Date: between January 21 and March 25, 1895

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 16

The Community in recreation in the alley of the chestnut trees (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline during recess. On the right we can see behind the trees the arbor of thehermitage of the Holy Face.

Date: April 20, 1895, Easter Saturday.

Location: Alley of the chestnut trees

From left to right : Martha of Jesus, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin behind her, Saint-Stanislas of the Saints-Hearts who moved, Mary of the Trinity, overlooked by Marie-Emmanuel, Marie de Saint-Joseph, Marie de Gonzague. Behind all this group, Thérèse et Mary of the Sacred Heart. At the table, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), then Genevieve of the Holy Face (Céline), Marie of the Angels, Marie of Jesus on the ground, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus, Marie-Philomène of Jesus bent over her work, behind her Marie of the Incarnation, Marguerite-Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint- Vincent de Paul who moved and Marie-Madeleine du Saint-Sacrement.

Photo n ° 17

The Community in recreation in the alley of the chestnut trees (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline during the same recess as the previous photo. You should know that each of Céline's frames contained two plates. On the right, behind the trees, we can see the arbor of the hermitage of the Holy Face.

Date: April 20, 1895, Easter Saturday.

Location: Alley of the chestnut trees

From left to right : Martha of Jesus, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, Saint-Stanislas of the Holy Hearts who moved, Mary of the Trinity, overlooked by Marie-Emmanuel, Marie de Saint-Joseph, Marie de Gonzague. Behind all this group, Thérèse et Mary of the Sacred Heart. At the table, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), then Genevieve of the Holy Face (Céline), Marie of the Angels, Marie of Jesus on the ground, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus hidden by the spinning wheel, Marie-Philomène of Jesus, behind her Marie of the Incarnation, Saint-Jean of the Cross leaning, Marie-Madeleine of the Blessed Sacrament, Marguerite-Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who moved, Saint-Vincent de Paul.

Photo n ° 18

Community group on the courtyard steps

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard. To get your bearings, the entrance to the refectory (not visible) is on the left in the photo.

Date: Easter Monday April 15, 1895

Location: Yard

1st row from left to right: Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine), Mary of the Trinity, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Mary of the Incarnation and Mary of Jesus.

2nd row from left to right: Mother Agnes of Jesus (Paulina), Therese of the Child Jesus, Mary of the Angels and of the Sacred Heart, Saint Stanislas of the Holy Hearts, Saint Vincent de Paul, Marguerite-Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

3nd row from left to right: Mary of Saint Joseph, Marie de Gonzague, Marie-Emmanuel, Anne of the Sacred Heart (from the Carmel of Saigon), Thérèse of Jesus of the Heart of Mary, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the Heart of Jesus, Mother Hermance of the Heart of Jesus, Marthe of Jesus, Mary Philomena of Jesus, Mary Magdalene of the Blessed Sacrament.

Photo n ° 19

Community group in the courtyard of Lourdes

Photograph taken by Céline on the same day as the previous photo. You should know that each of Céline's frames contained two plates.

Date: Easter Monday April 15, 1895.

Location: Court of Lourdes

From left to right : Standing, Saint John the Baptist of the Heart of Jesus and Mary of Saint Joseph; seated on a low wall (visible in photo 20): Marie-Philomène of Jesus and Saint-Stanislas of the Saints-Hearts; standing Thérèse of Jesus of the Heart of Mary who moved, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin in front, Mary of the Sacred Heart, and seated on a low wall, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus and Saint-Vincent de Paul. In the door frame behind them: Marie de Jésus and Marie-Emmanuel. Standing Anne of the Sacred Heart (from the Carmel of Saigon) who has moved, Marie des Anges with her face partly hidden, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine), Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), Mary Magdalene of the Blessed Sacrament on her knees. In the window, Mary of the Trinity, Thérèse and Martha of Jesus; before, Marie de Gonzague who moved.

Photo n ° 20

Therese with the hourglass

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of Lourdes, the same day as the previous photos n° 18 and 19. The novitiate is there in full force, with the two "Mothers" a little behind, behind the statue of the Child Jesus of Prague.

Date: Easter Monday April 15, 1895.

Location: Court of Lourdes

From left to right : Mary of the Trinity, Thérèse, Mary Magdalene of the Blessed Sacrament kneeling, Martha of Jesus, Marie de Gonzague, Agnes of Jesus (Paulina), Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine).

Photo n ° 21

The Community gathered for the feast of the Good Shepherd (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline for the feast of the Good Shepherd. The community is gathered in the courtyard around the prioress, then Agnès of Jesus, who holds in her hands the crook of "shepherdess", flowered according to tradition by the novitiate.

Date: April 27 or 28, 1895 - Good Shepherd Saturday or Sunday.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

From left to right kneeling: Mary of the Trinity, Martha of Jesus, Thérèse, Mary Magdalene of the Blessed Sacrament and Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine).

From left to right standing: Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the Heart of Jesus, Marie-Emmanuel, Marie of the Angels, Marguerite-Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), behind her Marie de Saint-Joseph and Thérèse de Saint-Augustin, then further down Marie de Gonzague behind Celine, and behind her Mary of the Sacred Heart, Mary of Jesus, and Mary of the Incarnation behind. The hand on the cross, on the left Saint-Jean de la Croix and on the right Saint-Vincent de Paul, in front of it Saint-Stanislas of the Saints-Hearts, then on the right of Mary of the Sacred Heart, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus and at her Saint-Raphael side of the Heart of Mary, and behind them Thérèse of Jesus and Aimee of Jesus.

Photo n ° 22

The Community gathered for the feast of the Good Shepherd (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, the same day, the feast of the Good Shepherd. The community is gathered in the courtyard around the prioress, then Agnès of Jesus, who holds in her hands the crook of "shepherdess", flowered according to tradition by the novitiate. Second pose.

Date: April 27 or 28, 1895 - Good Shepherd Saturday or Sunday.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

From left to right kneeling: Mary of the Trinity, Martha of Jesus, Thérèse, Mary Magdalene of the Blessed Sacrament and Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine).

From left to right standing: Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the Heart of Jesus, Marie-Emmanuel, Marie of the Angels, Marguerite-Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), behind her Marie de Saint-Joseph and Thérèse de Saint-Augustin, Marie de Gonzague behind Céline, and behind her Mary of the Sacred Heart, Mary of Jesus with a very blurred face, and Mary of the Incarnation behind. To the left of the cross with the hand on it Saint-Jean de la Croix and to the right Saint-Vincent de Paul, in front of it Saint-Stanislas with a blurry and leaning face, then to the right of Mary of the Sacred Heart, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus and Saint-Raphael of the Heart of Mary, and behind them Thérèse of Jesus and on the right Aimée of Jesus, both very blurred.

Photo n ° 23

Thérèse and the novices with their Mothers for the feast of the Good Shepherd

Photograph taken by Céline, again on the same day as the two, the feast of the Good Shepherd. Thérèse and the novices are around the two "Mothers". Agnes of Jesus, then prioress, holds in her hands the shepherd's crook, flowered according to tradition by the novitiate.

Date: April 27 or 28, 1895 - Good Shepherd Saturday or Sunday.

Location: Court of Lourdes

From left to right : Marthe of Jesus, Marie de Gonzague, Marie-Madeleine of the Blessed Sacrament, Agnès of Jesus (Pauline), Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline), Thérèse and Marie of the Trinity.

Photo n ° 24

The Community in the laundry (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline at the washhouse. The linen, already washed, must be rinsed; the beater is used to facilitate the maneuver. The sisters have put on their laundry aprons, after having rolled up their triple layer of sleeves.

Date: Friday, April 19, 1895.

Location: To see her, in the garden

From left to right : standing Marie-Emmanuel and Marie-Philomène, then Mary of the Trinity, Thérèse, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Céline), Martha of Jesus, Saint-Stanislas standing, Mary of Jesus, Saint-Vincent de Paul who moved, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, Marguerite-Marie at the bottom of the hidden face, then very leaning Marie de Saint-Joseph, then Marie of the Angels, Agnes of Jesus (Paulina), Marie de Gonzague who moved, Marie of the Incarnation.

Photo n ° 25

The Community in the laundry (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Celine at the wash house on the same day as the previous photo, but the sisters moved in amusement.

Date: Friday April 19 1895

Location: To see her, in the garden

From left to right : Marie-Philomène, standing Thérèse of Jesus, Anne of the Sacred Heart (of the Carmel of Saigon), Marie de Gonzague, St. John of the Cross, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), Mary of the Incarnation, Mary of the Angels, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Céline), and behind her Hermance du Coeur de Jésus. Then Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Madeleine, Marguerite-Marie and Martha of Jesus, very leaning near the water Saint-Vincent de Paul, Thérèse, in front of her Mary of the Trinity leaning and moving, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, Marie de Jesus leaning with a blurred face, standing Marie-Emmanuel and Saint-Stanislas with his glasses.

Photo n ° 26

Thérèse and Sister Geneviève at the foot of the cross in the courtyard

Photograph taken by Céline, at the foot of the covered playground cross. Céline touched up her face with pencil and gouache, but laboratory work restored the original state of the photo.

Date: March 17, 1896, the day Céline took the veil.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

Photo n ° 27

Thérèse and Sister Marie of the Trinity at the foot of the cross in the courtyard

Photograph taken by Céline of Marie de la Trinité and Thérèse at the foot of the cross in the courtyard. The original negative is destroyed; there remains an image (opposite) and a fragment of proof on citrate paper below).

Date: March 17, 1896

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

Fragment of proof on citrate paper

Photo n ° 28

Thérèse and Sister Marthe at the foot of the cross in the courtyard

Photograph taken by Céline of Thérèse and Marthe of Jesus, at the foot of the cross in the courtyard.

Date: the 17 mars 1896

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

Photo n ° 29

Therese standing in the courtyard

Photograph taken by Céline in the courtyard, at the same location as photo 18, with the refectory - not visible - on the left. Thérèse holds in her left hand a parchment on which she had written these words of Thérèse of Avila: I would give a thousand lives to save a soul.

Date: after July 3, 1896, because of the book that Thérèse holds in her right hand (La mission du Su-Tchuen, received from Fr. Roulland in the parlor). The Father only learned of his posting to the Su-Tchuen on June 28. Celine is wrong At the trial when she states that she took the photo on March 17.

Location: Yard

Photo n ° 30

Family group in the alley of chestnut trees (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline of the members of the family, in the alley of the chestnut trees. Contemporary of Thérèse's first hemoptysis.

Date: probably March 19, 1896, the first non-working day after Marie Guérin took the habit, and before the March 21 election.

Location: Alley of the chestnut trees

From left to right : standing Marie of the Sacred Heart and Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline). Kneeling: Agnès of Jesus (Pauline) and Thérèse; at their feet Marie Guérin.

Photo n ° 31

Family group in the alley of chestnut trees (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline of the members of the family, second pose in the alley of the chestnut trees.

Date: probably March 19, 1896, the first non-working day after Marie Guérin took the habit, and before the March 21 election.

Location: Alley of the chestnut trees

From left to right : standing Marie of the Sacred Heart and Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline). Kneeling: Agnès of Jesus (Pauline) and Thérèse; at their feet Marie Guérin.

Photo n ° 32

The novitiate and Mother Marie de Gonzague

Photograph taken by Céline, the day of the profession of Mary of the Trinity, crowned with roses. The original print has been destroyed, only this oval-shaped citrate print remains.

Date: April 30th

Location: Garden

From left to right behind: Martha of Jesus, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Mary Magdalene, Mary of the Eucharist (Marie Guérin) and Thérèse.

In the foreground: Geneviève (Céline), Marie de la Trinité and Marie de Gonzague.

Photo n ° 33

Thérèse embracing the cross in the courtyard - Community Group (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline in the courtyard, where the community surrounds the cross in elaborate groups.

Date: June 1896, probably before the 21

Location: Yard

Thérèse overcomes the group by surrounding the cross.

From left to right : Saint-Jean-Baptiste, behind her Martha of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Beside her behind Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, Hermance of the Heart of Jesus in front of her and Marie de Gonzague. Leaning on the Saint Vincent de Paul arch and next to it Mary of Jesus in the background. Starting from the front, kneeling Mary of the Eucharist (Marie Guerin), Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), Mary of the Angels. Standing Marie-Philomène of Jesus and in front of her Saint-Stanislas of the Holy Hearts, perhaps seated. Beloved of Jesus standing, before her Saint Raphael of the Heart of Mary, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine), Mary of the Trinity and before her Marie of the Incarnation in a white veil. Mary of the Sacred Heart, Marie de Saint-Joseph and in front of her Marie-Emmanuel. In the background behind, Saint-Jean de la Croix.

Photo n ° 34

Thérèse embracing the cross in the courtyard - Community Group (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline in the courtyard, second take. The community surrounds the cross. The shot is veiled in the entire bottom area.

Date: June 1896, probably before the 21

Location: Yard

Thérèse overcomes the group by surrounding the cross.

From left to right : Saint-Jean-Baptiste, behind her Martha of Jesus with her face leaning forward and Mary Magdalene. Beside her behind Thérèse of Saint-Augustin, in front of her this last Hermance of the Heart of Jesus and Marie de Gonzague. Leaning on the Saint Vincent de Paul arch and next to it Mary of Jesus seated at the bottom. Starting from the foreground, on your knees Mary of the Eucharist (Marie Guerin), Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), Mary of the Angels. Standing Marie-Philomène of Jesus and in front of her Saint-Stanislas of the Holy Hearts, perhaps seated. Beloved of Jesus standing, before her Saint Raphael of the Heart of Mary, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine), Mary of the Trinity and before her Marie of the Incarnation in a white veil. Mary of the Sacred Heart, Marie de Saint-Joseph and in front of her Marie-Emmanuel. In the background behind, Saint-Jean de la Croix.

Photo n ° 35

Les Foins - Community Group

Photograph taken by Céline, in the meadow in front of the monastery, along the alley of chestnut trees to the right of the photo. In the background, we see the wall separating the monastery from the Fleuriot property. The sisters rolled up their dresses as they did for heavy work.

Date: June 1896, probably before the 21st, and the same day as photos 33 and 34 because of the branch of lilies held by Saint-Jean Baptiste, which is the same as in the two previous photos. The hay was made the third week of June.

Location: Pre (in the garden)

From left to right : Therese of Saint Augustine, Mary of Jesus, Saint John of the Cross, Mary of Saint Joseph, Saint Vincent de Paul and Mary Magdalene behind her, Genevieve of the Holy Face (Celine), Mary of the Trinity, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline) and by her side Mary of the Eucharist (Marie Guerin). Standing behind Pauline we see Thérèse rather vague, Martha of Jesus, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Marie de Gonzague, Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Mary of the Angels.

Photo n ° 36

Community group near the statue of the Heart of Mary

Photograph taken by Céline, near the statue of the heart of Mary, next to the entrance to the cellars (on the right).

Date: July 1896

Location: Next to thecellar entrance

In the foreground from left to right: Hermance of the Heart of Jesus, Mary of the Angels, Marie de Gonzague, Saint-Stanislas of the Saints-Hearts, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Marie of Saint Joseph.

Second row from left to right: Marie-Emmanuel, Therese of Saint-Augustin, Thérèse, Mary of the Trinity, Mary Philomena of Jesus who bent down, Mary of the Sacred Heart, Agnes of Jesus (Pauline), Marie de l'Incarnation, Saint-Jean de la Croix, which has moved a lot.

Back row from left to right: Mary of the Eucharist (Marie Guerin), Genevieve of the Holy Face (Céline), Martha of Jesus, Saint-Vincent de Paul, Mary Magdalene, Mary of Jesus.

Photo n ° 37

Thérèse "with the rosary"

Photograph taken by Céline, first of a series of two, in the courtyard of the sacristy.

Date: July 1896

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 38

Thérèse "with the lily"

Photograph taken by Céline, in the courtyard of the sacristy - second pose.

Date: July 1896, the same day as the previous photo n° 37.

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 39

Thérèse "sacristan" taken with her sisters and her cousin (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, with her sisters and her cousin, in the courtyard of the sacristy. The work of the sacristan and the making of altar bread are staged.

Date: November 1896, before 14

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

From left to right : Marie of the Sacred Heart, Agnès of Jesus (Pauline), Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline), Marie of the Eucharist (Marie Guérin) kneeling and Thérèse.

Photo n ° 40

Thérèse "sacristan" taken with her sisters and her cousin (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, with her sisters and her cousin, in the courtyard of the sacristy. Second pose, where the work of the sacristan and the making of altar bread are staged. Thérèse's face, leaving something to be desired according to her sisters, was scratched on the plate, then restored using an original citrate print.

Date: November 1896, before 14

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

From left to right : Marie of the Sacred Heart, Agnès of Jesus (Pauline), Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline), Marie of the Eucharist (Marie Guérin) kneeling and Thérèse.

Photo n ° 41

Thérèse "to the images" (1st posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, in three poses, in the courtyard of the sacristy. The images Therese is holding sum up her name: baby jesus and Holy Face, from his breviary. This photo is the first pose.

Date: 7th June 1897

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 42

Thérèse "to the images" (2rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, second pose.

Date: 7th June 1897

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 43

Thérèse "to the images" (3rd posing)

Photograph taken by Céline, third pose, which Thérèse will send to Bellière, as we read in the last paragraph of her letter LT258.

Date: 7th June 1897

Location: courtyard of the sacristy

Photo n ° 44

The Novitiate near the cross of the courtyard

Photograph taken by Céline in the courtyard. The novices surround Thérèse at the foot of the cross to throw flowers.

Date: after June 3, 1897, because Mary of the Eucharist wears the black veil.

Location: Calvary of the courtyard

From left to right : Marie of the Eucharist (Marie Guérin), Marie-Madeleine, Thérèse, Geneviève of the Holy Face (Céline) on her knees, Marie of the very vague Trinity, and Marthe of Jesus.

Photo n ° 45

Therese sick under the cloister

Photograph taken by Céline, under the cloister of the infirmary. The entrance to Therese's infirmary is to the right of her pillows, behind the pillar.

Date: August 30, 1897

Location: infirmary cloister

Photo n ° 46

Thérèse died in the infirmary

Photograph taken by Céline in the infirmary, before Thérèse's body was lifted. The text has been painted on the glass plate.

Date: 1er October 1897

Location: Infirmary

Photo n ° 47

Thérèse died exposed to the choir

Photograph taken by Céline in the choir. In the background, you can see the door opening onto the courtyard of Lourdes and a stall. The sanctuary is at the feet of Thérèse. The text has been painted on the glass plate.

Date: 3th October, 1897

Location: choir