From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – September 3, 1936

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – September 3rd 1936

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 3rd September 1936

Darling little Mamma,

I’m happily taking advantage of dear Sister Marie-Bénigna’s trip (Turn Sister who had taken temporary vows). She is as tall as a beanpole. She has very poor health and we would be extremely grateful if our little Thérèse would give her more strength.

Beloved Mamma, I’m so happy to be a part of this family celebration, because your birthday can’t go unnoticed for hearts as loving as ours. 75 years of age is certainly a reason to celebrate. As in the Communion I took for you, my heart will overflow with affection and gratitude to God for having given me such a beloved little sister and mamma.

Is it true that, during the last days of her life, our little Thérèse said to you, “Little sisters, are you aware that you’re nursing a little saint?”

Thank you, darling eldest sister, for your kind little letter. With all my love to all three of you

Sr Françoise-Thérèse