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Therese's correspondence LT 184 – To Sister Geneviève – February 24, 1896

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


February 24 1896


                To you, my darling child, I give as a wedding gift the last tear I shed on this land of exile. Carry it on your heart and remember that it is through suffering that a Sister Geneviève of Ste Thérèse can achieve holiness. You will have no trouble cherishing the Cross and the tears of Jesus if you often think of these words: "He loved me and gave himself up for me!"

Mother Genevieve

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