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From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – August 3, 1938

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – August 3, 1938

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 3rd August 1938

  

Darling little mamma and sister,

I’m enclosing this note with our beloved Mother’s letter. Whatever you do, don’t fret about this wretched swollen gland of mine. It’s not painful, so it’s perfectly harmless. You understand I won’t hear of having an operation. At the age of 75 and two months, it would be absurd!

How I love singing our darling Thérèse’s lines, “My God, I already hear Your eternal feast being prepared,” etc. Thank you for your kind letter and for the one from little Céline. Once again, happy and holy feast day!!!

I like our cousin priest very much. He seems very sincere. Our dear Mother hasn’t seen any of the surprises that our beloved Carmel sent. Everything has been hidden until the 17th.

I send lots of love and kisses to all three of you, urging you to rejoice with me in the Lord’s gifts. He fills us with joy in all that He does and commands.

Sr Françoise-Thérèse Martin

of the Visitation of Holy Mary

B.B.G.