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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - September 28, 1909

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three Carmelite sisters - September 28th 1909

28th September 1909

Beloved little sisters,

Our dear uncle has at last left this valley of tears . . . . I weep with you, for I loved him very deeply and I owe him so much gratitude. I firmly believe that on the 30th, our Thérèse will open the gates of heaven to him, and this thought is an immense comfort to me.

Thank you, little sisters, for your dedication in writing to me. I would have been very miserable without news.

If only you knew how affectionately my darling Mothers pressed me to their hearts to comfort me in my recent grief. It’s very true that if we abandon everything for God, He pays us back a hundredfold even here below.