Marie (Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart)

sister of saint Therese of Lisieux

Significant dates in her life

  • Feb 22nd, 1860
    • Marie is born. She is the eldest in her family and is baptised in the Church of Saint-Pierre at Montsort.
  • Oct. 1868
    • Marie and Pauline are sent to the Visitation Sisters’ boarding school
  • Jul 2nd, 1869
    • First Holy Communion in the Visitation Convent Chapel.
  • 1869
    • Confirmation
  • Jan 4th, 1873
    • The Baptism of Thérèse. Marie acts as godmother.
  • Aug 2nd, 1875
    • She leaves the Visitation boarding school having been awarded 6 first prizes.
  • 1882
    • Fr. Pichon S.J. becomes her Spiritual Director.
  • May 13th 1883
    • Marie cares for Thérèse who becomes seriously ill after Pauline’s entry into the Carmelite Convent. When Thérèse recovers, Marie perceives that she was healed by the Virgin’s smile.
  • 1885-1886
    • Marie becomes the confidante for Thérèse’s scruples.
  • Mar 25th 1885
    • She makes a private vow of chastity.
  • Oct 15th 1886
    • She enters the Carmelite Convent at Lisieux and takes the name Sr. Marie of the Sacred Heart.
  • Mar 19th 1887
    • She takes the habit (final profession)
  • Dec. 1894
    • She encourages Mother Agnes of Jesus (Pauline) to ask Thérèse to write her memories of childhood.
  • Jun-Jul 1895
    • Thérèse makes her Offering to Merciful Love to Sr. Marie of the Sacred Heart who accepts after some hesitation.
  • Sep 8-17, 1896
    • Marie asks Thérèse to put her “little doctrine” in writing (Manuscript B).
  • Mar 8th, 1937
    • Marie becomes seriously ill and receives the Sacrament of Extreme Unction (Last Rites)
  • Jan 1st, 1940
    • Marie dies at the Lisieux Carmelite Convent at the age of 80