From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Jeanne La Neele – March 7, 1922

From sr Genevieve (Celine) to Jeanne La Neele – March 7, 1922

                                                                                               Carmel of Lisieux

                                                                                                7th March 1922

                 Dear little Jeanne,

I thought you’d be pleased if I informed you that we are having a monstrance made mounted with all the jewels we’ve been given. We will put a circle of diamonds around the Host. If you wish your own to feature among them, you should send it to us without delay. I hope this letter doesn’t worry you in any way and if you wish to sell your diamond or keep it for Solange, you are still perfectly free to do so and you won’t upset us in the slightest. This was just a thought because I imagined how happy I myself would be to offer my jewels to God.

   Darling little sister, if only you knew how often and with how much affection I think of you! As I copy out Mamma’s letters, in which your name comes up ever so often, I can see you as a little girl again and I relive the family life that I led with my uncle, aunt and beloved little Marie. Oh, how happy we’ll be in heaven all together! I can’t describe how much I’m looking forward to it.

   I still have Uncle’s family notebook. It’s useful for dates. I’m returning your book of ballads.

Are you and Solange well? I’m recovering from flu. The whole Community has had it. It was nasty this time! – If you go walking in the spring, I’d very much like some little cowslip plants to sow in the garden.

I love you and send you a heartfelt kiss.

Your little sister

Sr Geneviève