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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – March 10, 1937

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – March 10th 1937

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 10th March 1937 

Darling little Mother,

You know, I’m under no illusion; Jesus is preparing to insert his beautiful diamond into His Heart. This thought comforts me a little and I’m so resigned to His holy will that I can only want what He wants, otherwise I would only be being selfish. Heaven preserve me! I fear it will be her holiness rather than her sickness that hastens her departure.

We unite our most fervent prayers to yours and together, at the foot of our sweet Saviour, we remain your most loyal and loving sisters.

Our revered former Mother Superior, who is aged 84 and five months, gave us a scare last week when she suddenly had an attack of cerebral congestion. We thought she had died. Thanks to God and rapid treatment, our dear Treasure has returned to us in all her elderly splendour.

Would you mind, beloved little Mother, sending some subscription cards for the Basilica to this address? A kind gentleman and father to one of our Sisters knows a good many people due to his business.

From your little daughter, who loves you and our dear Godmother [Marie, Thérèse’s godmother] and little Céline so very dearly

Sr Fse-Thérèse

B.B.G.