St Therese at The Oxford Oratory

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it today. For me, Easter has never been about chocolate egg hunts or Easter bunnies. So, today I would like to show my new Catholic doll in the appropriate setting. I took these photos in my parish church during Lent.

The doll is from a new Catholic (!) doll company called Dolls from Heaven. She was their very first doll and her name is St Therese of Lisieux. I will post a full review about this amazing doll later but for the moment just enjoy her photos.

This beautiful church is The Oxford Oratory (also known as the Catholic church of St Aloysius as it was built by the Jesuits in 1875). Please do visit it when you are in Oxford, you will love it there!!


IMG_7967This is the Sacred Heart Chapel.


Our church has their own St Thérèse! The icon of St Thérèse was painted in 1997, for the centenary of the death of St Thérèse, by Susanna Bailey.



On St Therese’s right is St Philip Neri Chapel. St Philip is the Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory.

IMG_7978The Our Lady Chapel.



The Chapel of Our Lady of Oxford.IMG_7998



9 thoughts on “St Therese at The Oxford Oratory

    1. Thank you, Line! Yes, I love this doll (and she has the most beautiful hair!). As for the costume, the credit must go to the company itself – it’s St Therese’s meet outfit! And it’s amazing. It has very high quality (much higher than the AG outfits!) and the details are stunning.

  1. Очень красивые фото Особенно понравилось фото в профиль, которое третье. Лицо ожило при свете свечей… Буду ждать полную рецензию !

  2. She is stunning and the photos are perfect! The cathedral is a perfect backdrop for St. Therese. My favorites are the ones by the candles and, of course, with her portrait.

    Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

    1. Thank you so much, Xyra! I had a lovely Easter (with lots of baking with my children!). This is not, actually, a Cathedral (I think, the only Catholic Cathedral in the UK is in London – Westminster Cathedral – not to be mixed with Westminster Abbey). This is just one of the Catholic churches in Oxford – the one where we go to a Latin mass. It’s very very traditional and beautiful. There are only 4 churches in this order (Oratorians) in the UK – one in London (Brompton Oratory), one in Birmingham, one in York and one in Oxford.

    1. Thank you so much!! She is gorgeous, isn’t she!! And yes, I have also pre-ordered John Paul II!! On the very first day. He is awesome! I hope he will come in time for my son’s First Communion in June.

  3. I have been wondering about her, and the Joan of Arc doll! Thanks for the lovely photos! St. Therese was my confirmation saint. 🙂

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