Little flower and pilgrimage to Rome to force her Vocation
But the journey and the pilgrimage were to bring her into touch with a variety of laymen as well as with a variety of priests This she had realized before leaving and she had offered special prayers for protection and guidance to Our Lady at her shrine in Our Lady of Victories, Paris, and to St Joseph, the father and protector of virgins.
the Story of a Soul
Before allowing a ray of hope to shine on my soul, Our Lord deigned to send
me another most painful trial which lasted for three days. Never had I
understood so well the bitter grief of Our Lady and St. Joseph when they
were searching the streets of Jerusalem for the Divine Child.