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The heated recreation room

A place of recreation, one hour twice a day (except in summer when recreation was frequently in the garden). This was the only heated place besides the kitchen and the infirmary. The young sisters sat on their heels, the older ones sat on a little bench or a chair.

The heated room is the scene of several events:  she was asked here to write her childhood memories; it is here that all her Plays were performed. It is also the place of the incident of Thérèse so slow with her apron Manuscrit C, 13 r.

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View closer to the chimney which has statues of St. John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila on top. In the middle is an old statue of the Virgin with the child.

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