I must point out here the principal works of documents on which I have drawn for this book, and explain my manner of reference. I. First and foremost come the writings of the Saint herself :-Her Life; The Book of the Foundations; The Way of Perfection; The Interior Castle. These I quote from the translation by Pather Bouix (Librairie Lecoffre), and since the editions are numerous, and the pagination of them may differ, I refer as a rule to chapters. One of the most important sources is furnished us by her Letters. Of these the new edition of Father Gregoire de Saint-Joseph is that to which I refer. Beyond question. This valuable publication sets right many interesting points and gives us a very large number of fragments which, if not all hitherto unpublished, in the strict sense of the word, had never been translated into French. As often as possible have given the date of the letter: this gives facility. in certain cases, for referring to Pather Bouix's translation. Next come: The Manner of Visiting Convents, a pamphlet, Rules· and Constitutions of the Carmelites. II. General History of the Carnulite Friars and Nuns of the Reformed Order of St Teresa, compiled in Spain by Pather Prancisco de Santa Maria, new translation (with notes) by Pather Marie Rene. At present published 5 vols. 4to. Lerina Abbey. 1896 (not on sale). Memoir on the Foundation, Government and Rule of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns. published on behalf of the Carmelite Nuns of the first convent of Paris. 2 vols. large 8vo. Reims, 1894. Pather Ribera. Life of St Teresa in 2 vols. 8vo. Paris, Lecoffre. The Bollandists. The Spain of St Teresa, an album composed of plates representing all the Carmels of Spain and various memorials of the Saint, with explanatory letter-press, published at Ghent bJ Mr. Hye Hoys (1893). Finally, I cannot refrain from paying a debt of gratitude and of the highest esteem to the two volumes of the writer henceforth widely known under the humble name of the "Carmelite Nun of Caen". The fear of challenging too rashly a perilous comparison has been my chief reason for adopting in this work a less rigidly chronological order, in places where, in default of lengthy narrative. I have perhaps been able to bring into fuller light certain important passages in the life of the Saint.
Henri Joly, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 149423601X, ISBN 13: 9781494236014