From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 1906

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Mother Agnes of Jesus – June 1906

Sr Geneviève to Mother Agnes of Jesus


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   Darling little Mother,

I feel the need to tell you how very happy I am. Your work of genius goes beyond anything I could have imagined. I don’t know what to think of it. It’s so beautiful, so original in thought, and so well expressed that it moves me to tears. Oh, how pleased God must be with my little Mother and my little family! And despite my little nose being too short for intellectual finesse, I’m so happy to have been born into a family that continually distinguishes itself in manifold love contests.

   I think your darling Angel must have inspired you when you wrote this extraordinary poem, because it’s simply heavenly and bears the mark of good taste. I think it’s ever so charming the way you had God appear and speak. “Little David whom you are, with your little stones you have brought down Goliath!” I think his stone well and truly hit his forehead. There’s nothing more to say. Everything you have expressed is there to see and, with the thousands of ideas that pass through my mind, you know how difficult it is for me to fight head to head.

   Oh, I find you have such finesse, my holy and darling little Mother. I’m so proud to be your little daughter, and to have been brought up by you. No one can take this honour from me, or the motherly love that God expressly placed in your heart for your 2 children.

               With hundreds and thousands of kisses

                 Your little Céline

                   Geneviève of St Teresa

(Poem: “What God does and does not do”.)