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RP7 02r

I agree with vou. but I don't dare hope to hear echoes from Heaven. 

   SR. MARIE-MADELEINE 

One could just as easily hear the voices of Hell; those would be less agreeable, but I'd still rather them than nothing at all, and I'd very much like to hear what is said down there. It seems to that I'd be better off knowing what the devil thinks about us. 

   SR. THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS-

I myself know that well; he thinks of us as his most mortal enemies, especially when we love Jesus very much, therefore the vicious demon won't take the trouble to let us ear his awful voice. 

  SR. MARIE-MADELEINE  

I can't disagree, my sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus. [But] I'd very much like to put my ear up to the gate of Hell, especially if there were a few of us together. And you, my sister Marie of the Holy Spirit? 

  SR. MARIE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  

Me, too... but I believe I'd be afraid. 

   SR. THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS 

 There is no reason to be afraid, since Our Holy Mother assures us that the demons are no more to be feared than flies. 

  SR. MARIE-MADELEINE, clapping her hands  

 What happiness! I see that you are beginning to think as I do.  

 SR. THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS 

Even were I to think as you do, that wouldn't allow us to hear the devil's conversation... (Laughing.) Ah! what a strange free day we are having!... Luckily, no one can hear us. 

  SR. MARIE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  

You laugh about it, but what would you say if our dream came true? 

   SR. THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS 

I would say that the Good God was willing to fulfill the desires of' simple and innocent souls, and I'd profit from the experience to strengthen my faith. I don't feel I have the cour­age to do as St. Louis did and refuse to go see Our Lord ap­pearing in the Host, but I would not want to ask

 

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