I have worked with the good folks at Angelico Press to bring to an English speaking audience a most remarkable book. Stronger Than Steel  is a collection of letters from (mostly) French soldiers fighting in World War I. They were sent to the Mother Superior of the Carmelite convent in Lisieux and recount the marvels and miracles the men experienced through their devotion to St Therese.

I am sharing an excerpt with you here from one soldier’s experience in the Battle of the Marne. The first Battle of the Marne took place in September 1914, in the eponymous French “department.” It blocked the German advance into France, leading to a war of position on the Western front, a stalemate that was to last until early 1918.

Here is one of the letters…

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