From Marie of the Sacred Heart to Thérèse - Winter 1889/1890?

From Marie of the Sacred Heart to Thérèse.

Winter 1889/1890?

All I can say is that you're causing me much sorrow. Ah! when I think that you refuse to take this hour of rest which is given us by obedience. I can no longer give you anything as I did at home. When I feel that you're tired, I have no other hope than that of having you take the helps permitted us by the Rule. Since you don't want to do anything I tell you, I, who love you so much, well, then, do what you want in everything. I really see now that I can no longer do anything for you, and I am very sad at heart....

In the evening, when I bring a glass of milk to the others who have colds, I'd be so happy to enter the cell of my poor little daughter. But, no, nothing, not one single consolation of this kind. And to refuse me what you can give me without anyone's taking exception to it!

Tear this up immediately.

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