From Mother Agnes of Jesus to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - March 30, 1910

From Mother Agnes of Jesus to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - March 30, 1910


+ Alleluia                                                                                   30th March 1910


Dearly beloved little sister,


Just a line from your tiny Carmelite sister and mother.


Don’t be upset about “the big mistake”. It’s not a mistake; read the letter again. It’s dated 25th July but states that the novena began on 24th June and so it ended on 2nd July. It’s very clear. All people need to do is to count and it shouldn’t pose them any difficulty because it’s very easy! Are you reassured, little sister?


We’re going to attempt the famous cauliflower “in the Visitandine style” tonight. It’s quite a do-to. Our cook is doing her utmost to understand the recipe and is putting as much care into it as she would cooking for the Pope.


Don’t worry about my health, I’m feeling fine. I get migraines from time to time, that’s all.


I have lots and lots of work to do, but I’m being well seconded by my little Sub-Prioress, who is very intelligent, and also by Sr Marie of the Trinity, whom Mgr de Teil calls the Mother Architect. This amuses us. She was one of Thérèse’s novices and he thinks she’s an old nun of 70.


Mgr de Teil has finished the Articles, and will send them to you. You’ve seen it all before, but this formality must be respected: you can tell that little Thérèse is on the road to glorification. His Lordship made a mistake when he put that I was the eldest, but it doesn’t matter, he says.


I heard yesterday from a friar’s mouth . . .


[For the continuation of this letter see Mary of the S.C. to Sr Françoise Thérèse of 30 March 1910]


Cross-written postscript written by Sr Marie of the Sacred Heart:


We’re so happy to have brought pleasure to you and all your dear Sisters. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough because there are many of you. I’d have liked to have given you more but if I had, you’d have lamented like Jeremiah and it’s not the right time of year.


 Sr M. of the S.H.