the Carmel

It's a sad festive bouquet - PN 37

21 August 1896 

1. This is a sad festive bouquet,
That these miserable quatrains...
But unfortunately ! in the back of my head,
The Alexandrians remained!...

2. It was necessary, I remember:
“Alexandrians for Francis.”
I should keep silent
In front of such a precise order....
3. But knowing indulgence well
Of Jeanne and the Learned Doctor,
Without Alexandrians, I advance,
To celebrate my Loving Sister.

(Therese of the Child Jesus)

Dating: August 21, 1896
Recipient: the La Néele couple
On the occasion of the feast of Joan

back to the list