From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - September 28, 1911

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - September 28, 1911

Jesus +                 28th September 1911

Darling little sister,

If only you knew how pleased we were with the lovely postulation letter from the dear Visitation Order! We were hoping for this one letter more than any other. Thank your dear Mother for having pleaded for us and allowed us to obtain it. She certainly played an important role in this, so we are very grateful to her.

We have given Mr Besnard a large photograph of the Crucifix, like yours, thinking it would please you, darling Léonie.

Our Mother is currently in the visiting room with Mrs Logé, Mrs Hassebroucq’s mother, who has in essence come to take her family back to Belgium.

Her daughters are now undecided as to their vocations, so much so that I don’t think any of them will be joining us. Only Mrs Hassebroucq has remained loyal. She’s a saint. Her children say that she promised them she would come only in summer, whilst Mrs Hassebroucq has found a purpose here. To think that since May she has had 800 pilgrims visit Les Buissonnets! When coach drivers meet travellers from the train, they say to them, “You’re going to the cemetery and Thérèse’s home, is that correct?” That’s how accustomed they are to the route.

I’m sending you some postcards that haven’t turned out very well.

Our Mother is overworked. I wonder how she copes. She’s going to write to the Rev. Mother Superior in Annecy to thank her. Don’t be upset that the letter doesn’t bear Thérèse’s name in full; it’s doesn’t matter at all.

I’m keeping the post waiting. I’ll leave you, little sister, by sending you all my love.

Your little Céline

Sr Geneviève of St Teresa


The flower is hiding a terrible portrait of someone.