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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – May 9, 1909

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – May 9, 1909

Sr Francoise-Thérèse Martin to her sister Mother Agnes of Jesus

9th May 1909

Yesterday you celebrated your silver anniversary, beloved little Mother. You know that this blessed and most heavenly day (8th May 1884) will never fade from my memory! I can still see you, radiant with your crown of white roses, contemplating little Thérèse in her immaculate attire on the evening of her first meeting with Jesus. You could tell that your two souls were melting into one another. I can’t find the words to describe what I felt at that moment.

It’s a happy and holy anniversary in heaven and on earth. Read all the things I’d like to say to you in my heart.

We are preparing to make an immense sacrifice because Jesus is taking from us a Mother who is deeply loved and very worthy of being so! My heart bleeds at this parting, because this is the dear and devoted Mother who, for the past 10 years, has fully trained me for religious life. So I owe her immense gratitude.