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From Sister Marie-Louise de Gonzague Vétillart to Mrs. Martin - 31st October 1876.

From Sister Marie-Louise de Gonzague Vétillart to Mrs. Martin - 31st October 1876.

V. + J. (Live Jesus)

Dear Madam,

Unable to give you the consoling news that your heart and ours so ardently desire, we can however tell you that the condition [2v°] of our Sister Marie Dosithée has not, we believe, worsened as much as you think. The swelling on the legs, it is true, has almost disappeared, and her high temperature is very persistent, but our dear invalid suffers from her throat no longer, and has ceased to transpire, two points that would perhaps indicate an improvement. It is certain that her condition is very serious, and that our worries are unfortunately well-founded; but as the fervent prayers of your little angels in heaven and on earth unite together in asking for the grace we desire, the good Lord will perhaps preserve this beloved Sister, who so profoundly edifies her two families, for a while longer.

Our little Pauline is so touching in her trust for God and her resignation to his holy will; her wisdom leads us to hope that she will soon wear the Star (the symbol of the Children of Mary); the dear child wants to reach the good Lord’s heart through her acts of virtue; may her trust be rewarded for our mutual consolation. Accept, Madam, the assurance of my affectionate and most devoted sentiments in Our Lord.

Sr. M. Louise de Gonzague Vétillart

from the Visit. of Holy Mary

B. B. G.

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