From Sister Agnes of Jesus to Thérèse - January 6, 1889

From Sister Agnes of Jesus to Thérèse.

January 6, 1889


All the days in Carmel are days of retreat. When we are really united to God and

when we think only of pleasing Him in all things, then the soul begins here below the

great Retreat of Eternity.

Thus ever since the dear little ball of Jesus made its entrance in­to Carmel, the retreat has begun

for it and will be continued on earth in suffering and in the labors of this exile to terminate in the

rest without end of the homeland.

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