From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her two sisters in the Carmel - February 16, 1941

From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to her two sisters in the Carmel - February 16, 1941

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 16th February 1941


Darling little sisters,

Truly, little Mamma Lamb, you were well inspired when you scolded our Slain Lamb for being careless. When I gave her a gentle daughterly rebuke, she replied by singing, “I can never do too much for Him, I can never do enough for Him!” When you hear words such as these, you understand how much love the Crucified Bridegroom has for His dearly beloved bride. At present, He is hungrily seeking more souls of the same moral fibre. He is pleased to be understood by these victims. They make the little wimp that I am envious, which humbles me and encourages me to remember my insignificance and content myself with being a little penny that has been thrown into the collective purse.  

The departure of our dear Chaplain for heaven detaches me from this sad exile once and for all. There is nothing here but suffering and separations. Jesus is all we have left, and He is all-sufficient.

All the same, what would become of me without you? Our heavenly Father and Mamma know what, which is why I’m hoping They will steal me away first. My heart has been melted in love.

Little sisters, I love you so much. I’m eternally grateful. What a lot of feast day treats! Once again you sent two hundred francs, which are worth at least 500 frs at the moment!

Sr Françoise-Thérèse


Believing our dear Mother and Treasure to still be at risk of going back to the clinic, I quickly gave her the sovereign remedy, the crucifix of our holy little Thérèse. – If I’m not depriving any of our dear Sisters, I’d love to keep the rosary belonging to our godmother and darling eldest sister until I die. Afterwards, the precious keepsake would of course be returned to you together with Thérèse’s crucifix. If this isn’t possible, little Mamma Lamb, I won’t be in the least upset.