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LT 123 - To Mme Guérin

LT 123

October 15, 1890

From Thérèse to Mme. Guérin

J.M. J.T.

Jesus

October 15, 1890

Dear Aunt,

I was much touched by all you sent me for my feast day, and I do not know how to thank you or where to begin.

First, dear little Aunt, you sent me your charming Marie, who wished me a happy feast in the name of all those I love.

The two pretty pots of flowers offered by my two dear little sisters pleased me very much; they are placed near the little Jesus, and each hour of the day, they beg for my two little sisters as many graces and blessings as each branch contains little flowers.

Finally, dear little Aunt, your delicious cakes came to crown the feast and to fill your little Thérèse's heart with gratitude to you who are giving all these treats.

I am touched all the more because I know, dear little Aunt, how ill you are, and in spite of this, you are still thinking of your little Thérèse. But if you are thinking of her, she is thinking, too, very often of you, and she does not cease praying to God so that He may return a hundredfold to you all you are doing for us. I pray also for my dear little Jeanne that God may make her happy insofar as one can be happy on this earth. I beg Him to console you for the great void that this dear sister's departure must cause. I am not forgetting dear Uncle either, and I beg you to hug him tightly for me.

I am leaving you, dear little Aunt, or rather I am leaving my pen which is so poorly carrying out the mission entrusted it by my heart; as for my heart, it is not separated from you for one moment.

Your little daughter, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus rel. carm. ind.

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