Fr. Meeus came upon half of an ancient sundial that had fallen to the ground from the wall of the church. He learned that St. Therese's father, a watchmaker and a saint, used to set his clocks by this very same sundial.
On February 20, 1948, Rev. Meeus personally delivered the sundial and scrapbook to Bishop Willging.
The sundial from St. James in Lisieux, France. This is the same sundial that St. Therese's father, a watchmaker and saint, used for his watches.
A personal memoir of Bishop Willging on his pilgrimage to Lisieux and personal encounter with "Little Therese".
This envelope contains a leaf from a tree at St. Therese's childhood home in Lisieux, France.
This is the leaf inside that envelope. This leaf was discovered by Fr. Charles Meeus in August of 1947.
These are handwritten letters from the Carmelite Sisters in Lisieux, France to Bishop Joseph Willging.
These are various letters between the Carmelite Sisters in Lisieux, France and Bishop Joseph Willging.
This envelope contains blessed rose petals and leaves from the first Public Novena in honor of St. Therese at the shrine in St. Leander's Catholic Church in Pueblo.
These are the blessed rose petals and leaves from the first Public Novena in honor of St. Therese at the shrine in St. Leander's Catholic Church in Pueblo.
Rev. Couvrette was the priest who led the novena at St. Leander's Catholic Church.
A picture of the Carmelite Sisters from the Bronx in New York City. In this photo is Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity along with a little note about her.
A picture of St. Therese that was collected in Lisieux, France -- her home.
Another picture of St. Therese that was collected in Lisieux, France. This is her praying in the garden.
This is St. Therese with her biological sister Celine.
This is the front cover of "A Letter From Lisieux".
This is "A Letter From Lisieux" that was written by Sr. Anne of Jesus. In this letter, Sr. Anne informs Bishop Willging that Mother Agnes (one of St. Therese's biological sisters) was becoming ill. She asked for prayers and thanked Bishop Willging for his correspondence with them.
N.C.W.C. News Service announced that Mother Agnes of Jesus (sister of St. Therese) had passed away. This note included the funeral details as well as an update on Sister Genevieve (another sister of St. Therese). This note talked about the Martin sisters, their vocations to the Carmelites and more.
This note explains the next photo. It says, "The last picture taken of St. Therese. On June 7,1897, she asked her own sister to take it so she could send it to her missionary. The Little Flower died September 30, 1897."