From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Jeanne La Neele – November 15, 1917

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Jeanne La Neele – November 15, 1917

+ Jesus                                                                            Carmel

                                                                                 15th 9ber 17

                           Poor little sister,

   My heart is telling me not to leave you all alone in your sorrow, sorrow that I caused most unintentionally. You told me at the exhumation that you were much stronger than we thought you were, and much less impressionable. This is why I entrusted you with the matter. I deeply regret it now, and you can be sure that I won’t do the same again.

   I don’t think that either Francis or God is pleased with me for upsetting you so much. Be sure that he is better off where he is than we are, for we are still making our way through exile, uncertain of salvation. I’ve always heard it said that those who have been saved have no desire to return to earth. And you know that saintly souls sometimes do their time in purgatory at the altar, or that purgatory often involves nothing but a period of waiting. As for me, I’ll admit to you frankly that I don’t think that Francis is suffering, and it’s a grace when angels come and tell us to pray so as to hasten the last stage of the journey. After all, you often say yourself, “O, pray, little sisters! Do pray for Francis.”

   Dear little Jeanne, don’t be upset anymore, I beg of you, and let’s not speak of the matter again. We won’t ever mention it.

   I send you all my love

Your little Sister Geneviève of the Holy Face