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Therese's correspondence LT 102 – To Celine – April 27, 1890

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Céline, Sister Geneviève of the Holy Face


April 27th


My dear Celine,

I was looking forward to writing you a long letter for your 21st birthday, and now I have barely a few moments!... Céline, did you think your Th. could forget April 28?... Céline, my heart is filled with memories... it seems like centuries ago that I loved you, and yet it wasn't 21 years ago... but now I have eternity ahead of me.. .
                Céline, the lyre of my heart will sing for you on the 28th, your name will often resound in the dear ears of my Jesus!... Ah! since our heart is the same let us give it entirely to Jesus, we must go together because Jesus cannot dwell in half a heart!... Ask that your Th. not be left behind...
                Seeing the image of the Holy Face, tears came to my eyes, isn't this the image of our family? yes, our family is a branch of lilies and the nameless Lily resides in the middle, he resides there as a king and he makes us share the honors of his royalty, his divine blood waters our corollas, and his thorns while tearing us let exhale the scent of our love.
                Farewell Céline, we come to break up my interview, understand everything

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