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Therese's correspondence LT 117 – To Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart – September 8, 1890

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


Souvenir of September 8, 1890

                Day of eternal memory when your little girl became like you the wife of the one who said: "My kingdom is not of this world" and further: "But for the rest, soon you will see the son of man who will come on the clouds of heaven at the right hand of God.” For us, it is this day that we are waiting for... Day of the eternal wedding when our Jesus will wipe all the tears from our eyes, where He will make us sit with Him on His throne...
                Now his face is as it were hidden from the eyes of mortals, but for us who understand his tears in this valley of exile, soon his resplendent face will be shown to us in the homeland and then it will be ecstasy, the eternal union of glory with our husband... Pray that the one you have instructed in the ways of virtue will one day be close to you in the homeland!...

Your little girl.

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