From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - January 18, 1916

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to sr Francoise-Therese (Leonie) - January 18, 1916

+ Jesus                             18th January 1916

Darling little sister,

I’m writing to say a quick thank you for the lace from “Didine”. Tell her how grateful we are and how touched we were by her kind thought and promptness. Our Mother will be very pleased and will no doubt send her a little gift from her feast day.

I also thank you for the letter (although I don’t believe a word of it) or rather, perhaps one word is true. Yet the writer has elaborated on the truth, manipulating it at pleasure, which doesn’t please us in the slightest. Don’t tell anyone any of this, whatever you do!

The same is true of accounts concerning the devil. We have realised by experience that only a mere quarter of them could be true. So, as some of them are false, we don’t want to have anything more to do with them. Mgr de Teil was right when he told us not to involve the devil in the beatification process. It’s therefore better not to mention him.

I’m sending you a letter that might interest you. The writer appears to be a very sincere lady. It’s lovely when distant memories come to light.

Did you know that Francis is sick? It’s not serious for the moment, but it’s a very treacherous illness.

We received the notebook. We’re keeping it for St Martha’s day. Thank you, thank you.

Goodbye, darling little sister. I, too, send you a quick kiss.

Sr Geneviève of St Teresa