Our Lady of the Smile Statue
Made of alabaster, on woodbase.
This is a replica of the statue in St.Theresa`s family garden which was a small commercial replica of Our Lady of Consolation, done by a noted artist and found in the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris. When Theresa was ten years old she fell victim of a mysterious malady the Doctors were unable to diagnose. She was near death and asked that the family statue of Our Lady be brought to her room. When she turned to look at it she said the statue smiled at her and from that moment she began her recovery to full health. Hence the title Our Lady of the Smile.