St. Therese of Lisieux – The Way to Jesus

I really enjoyed making this illustration. Needless to say, after two years of exclusively drawing monks, I found it a little challenging to draw a nun! I was tempted to draw a beard and a black tunic more times than I’d care to admit.

Now, if you don’t already know- Saint Therese is amazing. I read and I’m currently re-reading her book “The Story of a Soul”. I love her simplicity and her approach to faith- she focuses on the positive rather than the negative. She dwells on the love and mercy of the Father rather than the sinfulness and lowliness of the soul. That’s why I picked the upcoming quote/segment, read on: