Holy Card – St. Thérèse of Lisieux — Integrated Catholic Life™

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Laura Reece Hogan.

(photo: Céline Martin / Office Central de Lisieux)

Holy Card – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

She made a holy card of herself
dressed as Joan of Arc, warrior,

at her feet a sword, steely
eyes burning beyond border. Joan not

yet canonized, she played Joan,
her holy card. Touch

the retouched flash of aster, the blurred
edge of two fights. Notice

her flare in these words:
here I frame liminal space,

trace faux chain mail…

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