This work was commisioned by the Order of Discalced Carmelites of England and Wales.
During September-October 2009 it accompanied a small shrine containing relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
during their tour visiting eleven cathedrals and other churches and monasteries in England and Wales.
Film Director Michael Whyte made a film of the tour entitled 'Relics and Roses',
which includes interviews with the Archbishop of Westminster and the Dean of York.
Technique: Egg-tempera and water-gilding on gesso prepared wooden panel 74cm x 65cm
It is presently housed in the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford.
Relics, roses, and Icon during the two month UK tour:
On display at Portmouth Cathedral on 16th September 2009
Fr Michael McGoldrick OCD Provincial, and Guillem Ramos-Poquí
witht he icon of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, at Portsmouth Cathedral at the start of the tour.
The icon is now on permanent display at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford