What do I love about you, Madeleine Sophie? The woman of frailty and strength, the woman tender, yet firm, the woman demanding and compassionate. What I love about you is the active woman whose activity draws its inspiration from the Heart of Christ.
For a long time I had wanted to paint an icon of St Madeleine Sophie and St Philippine. The pressure of backed-up icon commissions, however, made me postpone this subject: I never felt free to do it just for my own satisfaction.