Guard and defend

Photo detail of St. Therese of Lisieux at age 16, with her hair put up in an effort to look older.  Therese wanted her Bishop to give her permission to enter Le Carmel early.

“I know that all the eagles of heaven have pity on me and that they guard and defend me, putting to flight the vulture-like temptations which would destroy me.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

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