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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to sr Marie of the Sacred Heart – May 15, 1938

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Sr Marie of the Sacred Heart – May 15th 1938

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 15th May 1938

Darling eldest sister,

You can understand what a joy it is for us to be able to envelop you with sisterly love and even veneration on this, your golden jubilee. God has really fulfilled our expectations; we rejoice in this private celebration. You wouldn’t tolerate the tiredness and emotion of a public religious celebration at the moment. Fortunately such festivities are over and they went splendidly. The memory of them is more heavenly than earthly. Your little visitandine can find no lovelier or valuable present to give you than that of our Spouse Jesus in three Communions. I beg Him to lavish you with His select favours and also pray that, when you leave this exile and go straight to His Sacred Heart, your little goddaughter will come for you and for her other sisters too. When the moment of truth comes, you mustn’t doubt it.

As for the last wishes expressed in our dear uncle’s will in your favour, to which you have every right, it’s imperative they be carried out to the letter. Stand firm! The honorary notary Maitre E. Maudelonde will see that justice is done should there be any difficulties. You mustn’t doubt that. I’m praying for it with all my strength.

Darling Mamma, I can’t tell you how happy I am to have these precious relics of our holy aunt. I love and venerate her. I will stop there because I can’t write any more. I’m growing very frail. Blessed be God! I remain your most faithful and very loving little Sister Françoise- Thérèse

Thank you for these invaluable books.