Interview of father Simar
She will be known by her community as a humble and discrete person, putting into practice the “theory of the lift” his sister Therese, stoop to give up in the arms of the Father that lead us to Heaven. She died 16 June 1941 at the Monastery of the Visitation of Caen
The beatification process of Leonie officially began this July 2, 2015. Her sister, St. Therese, said of her that she was the one who best put into practice her “Little Way”.
A ceremony was celebrated this morning at the opening of the Visitation monastery in Caen.
Like Therese, she was born in Alençon on June 3, 1863, in the house above the watch store of the street of the Pont Neuf.
Her family moved to rue Saint Blaise a decade later, at the time of birth of Therese.
She is the third of girls.
Her education is more tormented. Less academically brilliant than her sisters, and her personality concerned her parents.
After her parents discovered that their domestic worker abused her, their relationship returned to normal.
Her vocational course is also chaotic. She made several attempts in the religious life. First, she sought a path to the monastery of Clarisses of Alencon, but this failed.
Then after three attempts with the Sisters of the Visitation of Caen, she professes July 2, 1900, after the death of Therese.
She will mark her community by her humility and discretion, putting into practice the “theory of the lift” her sister Therese, – stoop to give up in the arms of the Father that lead us to Heaven.
She died 16 June 1941 at the Monastery of the Visitation of Caen