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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - December 10, 1930

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - December 10, 1930

Details on the illness of Sr Françoise-Thérèse Martin

Visitation of Caen

10th December 1930

Dear Reverend Mother,

The doctor is not pleased with our dear patient’s condition. There is congestion also developing in her right lung, and her suffering has increased, but her disposition is more and more edifying. She took Communion as Viaticum again this morning and recited the prayers of thanksgiving with very edifying fervour.

We read her a note from Mrs La Néele, which we received this morning. She told me that far from leaving you, she will be able to live with you and near you with her dear little Saint.

We told her that we were going to write a note in reply to Mrs La Néele and she insisted we enclose this letter with it. You can see, dear Mother, the extent to which our dear patient has conserved her presence of mind; nothing escapes her.

½ past 5 – We have read her your kind little notes, dear Mothers. She is relishing them happily. I find she is no worse and hope that the night will be calm. We have written to the Bishop to thank him for his letter and blessing for our dear patient.

At the foot of the Cross, I remain, dear Mothers, affectionately united to you.