An internet friend sent me a copy of the book God Made the Violet Too, a life of Leonie. Thank you, you know who who are! Very generous!
Ever since reading The Story of a Family, when pregnant with youngest son Anthony, I have been interested in Leonie.
The Story of a Family tells of the Martin family, parents of St Therese. Zelie and Louis Martin will be canonized in October.
Leonie was a difficult child, and struggled with religious life as an adult, entering and leaving and re-entering the convent several times..
I have been called a difficult child ( even a wild child, as an adult!) so I definitely have a soft spot for my namesake.