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Therese's correspondence LT 157 – To Céline – March or May (?) 1894

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


March or May (?) 1894



                The codfiches made Our Mother very happy, she would like to write a little note to thank her darling Célin, but she cannot. She is also very happy with Marie's letter.
                May the little exile be sad without being sad because if the tenderness of creatures is not concentrated on her, the tenderness of Jesus is entirely concentrated on them. Now that Céline is homeless, Jesus, Himself, is well housed, He is happy to see his beloved Spouse roaming around, He likes it! why so?... I don't know anything about it myself... It's Jesus' secret, but I believe that He is preparing very beautiful things in his little house... He has so much to work on that it seems forget his poor Céline... but no, without being seen by her, He looks at her through the window... He likes to see her in the desert, having no other office than to love while suffering without even feeling that she loves!... Jesus knows very well that life is only a dream, so He rejoices to see his wife weeping on the banks of the river of Babylon! Soon the day will come when Jesus will take his Celine by the hand and lead her into his little house which will have become an eternal palace... It is then that He will say: "Now my turn." You gave me on earth the only asylum that every human heart does not want to renounce, that is to say yourself, now I give you my eternal substance as my dwelling place, that is to say: " Myself”, this is your house for all eternity. During the night of life you were wandering and solitary, now you will have a companion, and it is I Jesus, your Spouse, your friend to whom you have sacrificed everything who will be this companion who must fill you with joy in the centuries of the centuries!... 

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