the Carmel
Therese's correspondence LT 136 – To Marie Guérin – October 16, 1892

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
GUERIN Marie, Sister Marie of the Eucharist




At Carmel on October 16, 92.

                My dear little Mary,

                Since it was you who was responsible for presenting me with happy birthday wishes on behalf of the whole family, I think that it is to you that I must entrust the mission of thanking, first of all my dear Aunt. Firstly for his little letter and the big packet of chocolate which made our little provisional one very happy. Then the delicious coffee cream and above all the dear and kind little letter from her sick nurse which, I have no doubt, will soon restore my darling little Aunt to health. I also ask the little Doctor of the rue de l'Oratoire to offer my thanks to the Grand Doctor and his dear little Jeanne who, despite her convalescence, thought of my birthday, which really touched me...
                The small relapse which, fortunately, had no consequences for Jeanne's health gave me a thought that I will entrust to my dear little Doctor. It seems to me that the good Saint Anne found that now she was a little forgotten, so she hastened to bring her to mind! I assure you that now his memory is always present to me. When I am in thought with my dear little sister in Caen, the good Saint Anne immediately comes back to me and I entrust her with the one I love.
                I see with pleasure, my dear little Marie, that the air of the city of Caen does not bring you to melancholy, your gaiety, I have no doubt (even more than your science as a Doctor), will soon restore our two dear patients.
                The queen's bites made by a pastry chef as distinguished as you seem to me a very delicate dish for Carmelites, but could you not prove your talent by making pâtés so light that Jeanne could not only devour them with her eyes but also eat without experiencing any harm...
                I end, my dear little Doctor, by begging you to excuse my ugly handwriting. Give me a big hug to all the family and thank you for all the treats that have been sent to me in such great abundance that I fear I have forgotten some.
                Tell my dear Aunt that I beg her to place a big kiss from me on your little cheeks and believe in the tenderness of your little Sister.

Thérèse of the Child Jesus rel.carm.ind.

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