From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - July 2, 1911

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - July 2, 1911

+ Jesus                       2nd July 1911

Feast of the Visitation.

Darling little sister,

I’ve come to thank you, and especially your dear Mothers, for giving us the great privilege of having a picture of our Visitandine Léonie at last. You see, even if our Mother saw you when she passed through Caen, Sr Marie of the Sacred Heart and I wanted to glimpse you in the dear Visitation habit, too. So now we are glad! Thank your excellent Mother and give her a big kiss from us.  

The photo of you standing and reading with your eyes lowered is very good, as are the others. We’re so pleased to have one of you standing and one kneeling! I saw that Léonie is far from having put on any weight like us, but that doesn’t say anything about your health; on the contrary. And we’re very glad to hear that you’ve recovered your voice.

(I recognised my portrait on the table next to the Sacred Heart plaque. It amused me greatly.)

You asked me in one of your last letters in what circumstances Thérèse answered a question about “the Angel of Great Counsel”, but it wasn’t her, you’ve got muddled up. I was the one who came 1st in composition and won 1st prize in Religious Instruction with that answer. I had only one more point than the classmate who was competing with me for the same prize.

Thérèse is becoming more and more well-known and loved.

An aviator had a silk portrait of her put on one of the wings of his aeroplane. Yesterday, we received a little box containing a thousand francs’ worth of sparkling opal pearls. They were from Mexico, intended for the decoration of the large reliquary. They’re a votive offering.

A few days ago, we received an enthusiastic letter saying that she had just . . . guess what . . . brought a still-born baby back to life!! 9 people had declared the baby dead. The poor little one had suffocated. We have asked for more information. (This happened on the feast day of the Sacred Heart.)

Now, darling little sister, I’m going to send you my love, thanking you once again. Remind your dear Mother how touched we are by her kindness.

Your little sister who loves you

Sr Geneviève of St Teresa


Mother Sub-Prioress is no worse. The enclosed picture is for a little Sister from Langrune from Sr Marie-Philomène.

P.S. by Mother Agnes of Jesus.

I’m so happy to have your picture. I like it immensely; you look so gentle, so good, and so religious. Oh, how I love you!

Your little sister and mamma

Sr. Agnes of Jesus u.c.n.