In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Living only twenty four years, Thérèse Martin left a priceless legacy. She exemplified the act of simple adoration. Her humble attitude and constant battle of will are inspiring mostly at the recognition of her completely human existence. Her truly romantic view of the relationship with the Divine is beautiful and signifies the foundation she built her life upon."
"Therese: Devoted in Spirit and Body: The Love Affair of a Young Woman,"
Verbum: Vol. 5
, Article 19.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol5/iss1/19