Religion: South Pacific Saint

When pretty, well-born Suzanne balked at marrying the man her mother had picked out for her, she was packed off to the famed and saintly Curé d'Ars.* But instead of bringing Suzanne round to her mother's view of things, the curé said: "God has other things for you."

Last week, the sound of hammering and building rang across the windswept slopes above New Zealand's Island Bay. Workmen were busy on a tomb for the woman who may some day be canonized as the first woman saint of the South Pacific—Suzanne Aubert de Laye, known to the church as Mother Marie Joseph...