From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 29, 1932

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 29th 1932

V + J! From our monastery in Caen this 29th June 1932


Darling little Mamma,

Truly, you shower us with blessings and kindness. How can we ever express our gratitude and affection to you? There are no words for it, so we entrust everything to our heavenly sower of roses. Being the joy of Jesus’ Heart, and His beloved, spoilt Child, she will ceaselessly draw from the Divine Treasure (the Heart of Jesus) in order to settle the many mounting debts we owe to your beloved religious family. For a long time now, this family has formed but one with ours. We are truly merged into one, and Thérèse is the link for time and eternity. Our little Saint Thérèse is present at all our celebrations. For the golden anniversary of dear Sister Pauline de Sales Besnard, she appeared to us in a Carmelite habit covered in golden stars (in the final play). On this happy, cloudless day, she was able to speak to us of nothing but her “little way” of trust and love. It was delightful.

We are with you at the Theresian Congress in thought and prayer. Three General Communions have been held for its success. May Thérèse continue returning to this sad exile in order to make Love known and loved. This is her personal mission. Thank you again for the blue banknotes and for all the other things we received. How generous you are!

With my love, darling little sisters, and boundless affection

Sr Françoise-Thérèse


All our congratulations on your dear Chaplain becoming Canon.

P.S. by Mother Jeanne Marguerite Decarpentry


Reverend and beloved Mother,

It’s impossible to let her letter go without in turn expressing our gratitude for your incessant and most generous kindness; we are deeply touched by it. We are becoming more closely united than ever, it seems to me, dear Mother, but how tired you must be! We think it is through one of your dear little saint’s miracles that you are managing to do everything. We thank her for it and beg her to continue. Accept, dear Mother, along with your dear Sisters, all our gratitude and affection.

Sister Jeanne Marguerite Decarpentry