Look what I got today! It was actually my anniversary present from last August, but was on backorder. I was so surprised to find it in a giant box on the front porch today.
What I love about this statue is that it incorporates both of Therese’s titles in religious life — that of the Child Jesus, and the Holy Face.
And..she is shown receiving roses from the Child Jesus to fulfill her promise of letting fall a “shower of roses”. In fact, I think her quote about this is what is written in French on the left side, near the base of the statue. (Need to get out my magnifying glass to check that out!)
Right now, this lovely piece is in the middle of my coffee table, but I want to find the perfect place to give it honor, after having it blessed of course.
(The photographer requests pardon for not doing a better job, and cutting off part of the head of little Jesus.)