LT 184 - To sister Geneviève

LT 184 From Thérèse to Sister Geneviève.


February 24, 1896


To you, dear child, I give as wedding present the last tear I shed on this earth of exile. Carry it on your heart and remember that it is through suffering that a Sister Geneviève of Saint Teresa can reach sanctity. You will have no trouble in loving the Cross and the tears of Jesus if you think often of this saying: "He loved me and He gave Himself up for me!'"


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