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From Sister Marie-Dosithée Guérin to Mme Martin – April 23, 1865.

GUERIN Marie-Louise, Sr Marie-Dosithée
GUERIN Zélie, Mrs. Louis Martin


From Sister Marie-Dosithée Guérin to Mme Martin. April 23, 1865.
. . . You are wrong to torment yourself when you do not take Mary to Mass, she is not yet obliged to do so, but if she is good in church and does not give distractions there, I would like that you take her there whenever possible, so that she may take good impressions early. You shouldn't ask a 5-year-old child to pray to God all the time during Mass; it seems to me that she should know enough to read to be able to occupy herself during Mass. 

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