Giovanni Baptista Montini, Pope Saint Paul VI, was born on September 26, 1897 and baptized four days later.
That same day in Lisieux, France, a Carmelite nun called Therese happened to die at the age of twenty-four. Jean Guitton, Paul VI secret, p. 137.
When Montini in maturity pointed out the coincidence the Carmelites said that on her death-bed Therese had promised to “come back to visit the cribs of newly baptized babies”. Paul VI, The First Modern Pope, by Peter Hebblethwaite
Papal Artifacts remembers them in gratitude today.
St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!
Pope St. Paul VI, pray for us!
( October 9, 2018, Pope Paul VI was canonized.)