From sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 6, 1941

From Sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 6th 1941

V + J! From our Caen monastery this 6th June 1941 

Darling little Mamma,

You do spoil us in every way possible! Now here’s a surprise; cocoa shells and flour. What you won’t think of next to bring us pleasure! I could cry, because you deprive yourselves for us. It’s all the more touching given the current food shortage, and much more meritorious as well.

What delightful pictures you sent us. I assure you, they have had lots of success here. I’ve given one to the dear Chaplain because he is one of the family now. It would have been better if I hadn’t written on the back of it; I ruin everything with my ugly handwriting. Beloved little Mamma, I beg of you, tell our distant Brother how happy I was with the precious blessing of our matchless Angelic Pastor. It is too great an honour for someone who feels so unworthy.

Mamma Lamb told me I will be buried in the crypt beside our other revered Mother Superiors, and that she in turn will join me there. Yes, there’s nothing I’d like more, but may it be as late as possible. This decision of the Council encourages me to embrace my insignificance even more.

I’m devouring our Saintly Mamma’s letters. They will bring God great glory. – I’m delighted at the prospect of your Turn Sisters’ visit. Please would they bring us some braid for sachets and relic cloth.

With my love to little Céline, my inseparable sister, and to you, little Mamma,

Sr Françoise-Thérèse