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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - December 11, 1930 (a)

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her three sisters in the Carmel - December 11, 1930 (a)

Details on the illness of Sr Fse-Thérèse Martin

11th December 1930

Dearest Mother,

The telegram bringing the Holy Father’s blessing arrived at 7 o’clock yesterday evening. We immediately went to read it to our dear patient, who was filled with great joy and deep gratitude. Her poor back caused her a great deal of pain during the night due to the sores from the cuppings and mustard plasters, and she decided to sacrifice Communion this morning as she feels nauseous as soon as she drinks a little liquid. However, she is very alert to what goes on around her and asked us to pin the blessing she received yesterday evening on her heart.

4 o’clock in the afternoon. – In the morning, there was a marked improvement in our dear Sister’s condition. She spoke to me easily and at great length. She asked me for a pencil so that she could write you a few words, dear Mother, and she was about to begin her letter when we were informed the Bishop had arrived. We hurried to the visiting room, and His Eminence, although in a great hurry, was kind enough to enter the convent and stay with Sr Françoise-Thérèse for a while. As soon as he left, she asked for her pencil back in order to write to you. We are now waiting for the doctor, but I think he will be surprised to find his patient much better.

Once again, we convey to you and your beloved Sisters all our religious affection.