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From Mother Agnes of Jesus to Sr Françoise-Therese (Leonie) – June 1937

From Mother Agnes of Jesus to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - June 1937

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                                                                                                                    June 37

Beloved little sister

May it be as warm in our hearts as it is on the earth at the moment! And then we will be refreshed spiritually.

We are expecting some important news to appear in La Croix [newspaper] shortly.

Cardinal Pacelli will come to inaugurate the Basilica in the name of the Holy Father!

Don’t tell anyone until it becomes public knowledge. Besides, it would only take our Holy Father being very tired for the Cardinal not to come.

I admit that I will rejoice in the Event only for the sake of God’s glory and that of Thérèse because I like my solitude.

What’s more, I know that the Cardinal will come only for a few hours, that is to say for just one day!

I don’t even know whether he’ll be able to come into the monastery, unless it’s late in the evening.

Still, let’s wait and see! And let’s praise God for everything.

Our poor dear “Godmother” is in a great deal of pain. Pray for her. 

I send you a fond kiss and wish you a happy and holy birthday

Sr Agnes of Jesus

u.d.c.