From sr Marie of the Sacred Heart to her father M. Martin - July (?) 1887.

From Marie (Marie of the Sacred Heart) to her father Mr. Martin. Second half of 1887 (?)

Thank you darling Father! Thank you, thank you! More lovely fish… you lavish us with too many gifts. Our Mother is touched by it and your diamond almost has tears in her eyes. How can we repay you for everything you do for us? By becoming saints… Oh! That is what we all aspire to; your daughters in the cloister as well as the two who remain in the world. But alas one doesn’t become a saint in a day, life [v°] is a continual battle and as our dear mother often said: “Why seek rest when it is for work that you were born.”

But rest shall come for we are also born for the happiness and felicity of heaven…

Sr. Madeleine (Sister Madeleine of the Blessed Sacrament) is delighted, she serves us portions worthy of “Mère Fanchon”. It’s really filling! And there are no stocking-sized portions.

Your diamond

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