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Therese's correspondence LT 111 – To Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart – August 30-31, 1890

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Marie, Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart


August 30-31, 1890

                Dear little Godmother, if you only knew how your song from Heaven has ravished the soul of your little girl!...
                I assure you that she hardly understands the celestial harmonies. Her honeymoon is very arid, her fiancé takes her, it is true, to travel through fertile and magnificent countries, but the night prevents her from admiring anything and above all from enjoying all these marvels.
                You will perhaps believe that she is distressed by it but no, on the contrary, she is happy to follow her fiancé because of the love of Him alone and not because of his gifts... He alone is so beautiful, so lovely! even when he is silent... even when he hides!...
                Do you understand your little girl?...
                She is tired of earthly consolations, she only wants her Beloved alone... Don't forget to pray a lot for the little girl you have raised and who is yours.

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