She would have been the fourteenth. But her mother was “weary” as she put it, and decided to visit her parish priest to ask for permission to end the pregnancy.
But the old man did not yield to the woman’s tears. She did not have the right to “go against nature.” With wise counsel, the priest persuaded the mother to keep the child.
So, Therese Dion gave birth to a baby girl, “and loved her as passionately as she loved the last.” And named her after a song: Celine.