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From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - June 17, 1900

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - June 17, 1900

+ Jesus J.M.J.T. 17th June 1900

                                           

                                                   Beloved little sister

How can I describe all the feelings crowding my heart? I’m thinking of you, I’m one with you, I love you. Oh, you know very well that there’s nothing to forgive; on the contrary, you have always been my Guardian Angel, my comforter, and my support. You were the one who stayed close by me in times of great sorrow, suffered with me, and soothed me. What memories we have shared! I haven’t forgotten a single one, and they are so sweet! Oh, yes! You deserve God’s recompense here below. You deserve to become His spouse. He knows what immense treasures of love and devotion He placed in your heart. He let me, your little Céline, particularly benefit from these treasures. And even if I’m deprived of them on earth, it will only be to enjoy them again and for all eternity in heaven, our beautiful Homeland.

Darling sister, my heart is full of joy this evening. Jesus came in great pomp and paid us His annual visit. Our chapel was beautifully decorated. There were so many lights, thuribles, and flowers that even through our thick veil I saw something of it, and I wept! Oh, the feast of Corpus Christi! What memories, what poetry! It brings to mind the feasts in heaven, and like the exiled soul waiting in expectation on the foreign shore, I yearned for the Homeland even more than on other days.

Farewell Léonie, may our Thérèse protect you and prepare you for the best day of your life. I will follow you from afar. I love you.

I urge you to renew your Self-Offering to Merciful Love. It’s this offering that makes us little victims of Love. Many little victims have already enlisted themselves under this sweet banner of their own accord, notably priests and young seminarians. There are others who have done the same, no doubt, but haven’t told us.

Your particularly affectionate little sister

Geneviève of St Teresa u.c.n.

My affectionate regards and a respectful kiss to your Mothers.

It goes without saying that the tablecloth is yours, as is anything else you desire, beloved little sister.