By Ade Bethune
Born January 12, 1914
"St. Therese of Lisieux used flowery language of her day to cover the hardness of her teachings. She had the severity with herself of the Spanish mystic." - Dorothy Day
100 years ago today Ade Bethune was born to a noble Belgian family. As an art student she volunteered her illustrations for the Catholic Worker. Much later she designed a church in St. Paul, St. Leo's, now Lumen Christi. Bethune also created the mosaic for the baptistery in the Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota. More information on her life may be found here. Ade Bethune died in 2002.
Ade Bethune poses with her mosaic
of the Baptism of Christ in the Cathedral
of St. Paul. - Source
Bonus Here's a thought: Interestingly, Ade Bethune was born Adélaide de Bethune, a Baroness by birth ... but unlike one of her contemporaries, who happened to be a baroness by marriage, and more or less retained the title after her marriage was annulled, Ms. Bethune shunned the title and avoided giving any impression of noble birth ...