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From Céline to her sisters Agnes of Jesus, Marie of the Sacred Heart, and Thérèse - March 13, 1889

From Céline to her sisters Agnes of Jesus, Marie of the Sacred Heart, and Thérèse. (Fragments.)

March 13, 1889

Knowing that we are at Caen, near him, Papa does not feel deserted; each day the Sister reminds him that we are here and that we come every day looking for news about him. This seems to please him.

He thinks very often of us and has only good things to say about us; sometimes he cries when speaking about his children. Dear Sisters, don't be sad; alas! I know I am saying this in vain, for the heart cannot refrain from suffering and being very sad. If it were possible, I would like to gather all Papa's tears in a golden vase and, to save a single one of these very dear tears, I would joyfully do my utmost.

Papa was very, very pleased with your letters. They did him much good; he improved all day and he seemed to take on new courage. They made him look upon the situation as a trial of a great friend of God, and these thoughts gave him strength. Write him, then, often, as often as you want, for the least thing does him some good. You know how a single thought is sometimes enough for Papa.

March 13

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