LT 242 - to Sister Marie of the Trinity - June 6, 1897.



June 6, 1897

Dear little Sister, your nice little letter delights my soul. I really see I am not mistaken in thinking God is calling you to be a great saint while you remain little and become more so each day. 1 under­stand very well your sorrow at not being able to speak to me, but be assured I am suffering also at my helplessness, and never have I felt so keenly that you hold an immense place in my heartl...

One thing that pleases me is to learn that sadness is not making you melancholic. I was unable to refrain from laughing when reading the end of your letter. Ah! this is how you make fun of me? And who, then, has spoken to you about my writings'? To which folios are you making reference? I see clearly that you are trying to draw me out. Well, one day you will know it, if not on earth, then in heaven; but certainly it will hardly disturb you, we shall have other things to think about then....

You want to know if I am joyful at going to paradise? I would be very much so if I were going there, but... I do not count on the illness, it is too slow a leader. I count only on love. Ask Good Jesus that all the prayers being offered for me may serve to increase the Fire which must consume me....

I believe you will not be able to read this; 1 am sorry, but I had only a few minutes.

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