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LT 66 - To M. Martin

LT 66                  From Thérèse to M. Martin.

November 15, 1888

Thanks to the energetic care of Dr. Notta and M. Isidore Guérin, "against all hope, our dear Father recov­ered from his second stroke" (Ms. A).

J.M.J.T.

November 15, '88

My dear King,

How good God is, then, for having cured you! I assure you that your little Queen was really worried, and really there was good rea­son, for you were very sick. The whole Carmel was in prayer, so God finally listened to its sighs and restored my King to me, but you know, dear little Father, now that God has done what we desired, it's your turn to make us totally happy. The Orpheline de la Bérésina comes, then, to ask you to take good care of yourself, as much as will be necessary; you know that the Intrepid No. 2 knows what to do, so, I beg you, to have respect for her title (given by the King himself) of taking care of you insofar as it is necessary.

Your little Queen is always near you at heart; how could she for­get her very good King?. . . And, then, it seems to me that affec­tion is still greater, were this possible, when one has suffered so much!. . .

Au revoir, dear King. Above all, take good care of yourself to please your Queen.

Thérèse of the Child Jesus

p.c.ind.

 

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