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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - June 6, 1927

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - June 6, 1927

6th June 1927 

Darling little sisters,

It is a great comfort to know you received the letter I entrusted to the postal service. I know you did as little Mamma wrote to our dearest Mother to congratulate her on her reelection.

Our Sisters in Rome have asked us on behalf of a lady (their great friend and benefactor) if it would be possible for her to have a picture of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus painted by her sister Céline. Please tell us if you can grant her request.

The pictures of the Holy Family and Good Shepherd are most delightful! Thank you! And thank you also for remembering my 64th birthday.

Thank you again for the poem about the little Roman turtledove. It’s charming, as is everything that comes from our beloved Carmel.

You didn’t answer my question as to whether the plans for the Way of the Cross have been abandoned. We were told yesterday in the visiting room that you have been robbed of a million . . . . I like to think that all these vain rumours are plots by the devil, but they worry and upset me. Do not hide any of your troubles from me, darling little sisters, for that test would be beyond my strength, whereas united with you, I can bear everything, absolutely everything.

I love you so much that I am only reassured when I entrust all things to Jesus, so that He can watch over them. He alone can calm the stormy seas.