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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Marie de Gonzague – May 21, 1900

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Marie de Gonzague – May 21, 1900

 . . . how touched I am, dear Mother, by your kind thought. Mother Agnes tells me you would like for my crown and profession pictures to be made at the Carmel. This would bring me immense pleasure and I’m being mindful not to choose either the crown or the contents of the pictures, given that your taste and that of my sisters is very much my own.

My profession will take place on 2nd July, the feast of the Visitation. The Bishop won’t be able to preside the ceremony, which was a disappointment for me at first. But must this not be another of God’s intentions for my soul? Sweet Jesus wants to marry me in modesty, without pomp and in private: I was struck by this thought and it comforted me.

Jeanne was telling me yesterday that my sisters didn’t actually want any of the furniture we have left, so I’ll take all of it without scruple. Yet I would be sorry to hurt my beloved sisters in any way, so I would like them to have their share, as if it had all been sold.