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From Céline to Thérèse - January 2, 1890

From Céline to Thérèse.

January 2, 1890

My dear little Thérèse,

Did you think I was going to allow your birthday to pass by without a greeting? Oh! no, you don't have any doubts like this about your Céline. I'm sending you, in order to please you, two beautiful extracts from the Liturgy" that you used to love so much. In this thought, you will see all my love. . . . I'm poor and have nothing to give you, but, in my opinion, gifts from the heart are what enter more deeply and afford the greatest joy.

I kiss you, my dear little sister, I love you, and I prayed for you during my Holy Communion.

Ah! in another thirty years, will we still be greeting each other on our birthdays? No, undoubtedly. But while we are awaiting to be crowned, we still have a "good game to play." I'll tell you all my thoughts on this matter when I see you.

Your little sister, Céline

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