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Therese's correspondence LT 185 – To Sister Geneviève – February 24 – March 17, 1896

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


February 24 - March 17, 1896

(On the front, in Gothic):
Posuit Signum in Faciem meam!...
Ste Agnes vm 

(On the back side) :

                Remembrance of the most beautiful of days... Of the day which contains and confirms all the graces with which Jesus and Mary showered their Beloved Celine..
                Out of Love, Céline will henceforth press the thorns of Suffering and Contempt on her heart, but she does not fear, knowing from experience that Mary can change into Milk, the blood of the wounds made by Love...
                With her left hand Céline presses the thorns, but with her right she always kisses Jesus, the Divine bouquet of Myrrh who rests on her heart.
                It is for Him alone that Céline will give birth to souls, she will water the seeds with her tears and Jesus will be joyful carrying sheaves of lilies in his hands...
                The four little cherubs, whose wings have barely touched the earth, run up and contemplate their dear sister with delight, they hope by approaching her to participate in the merits of her sufferings, in return they reflect on her the immaculate brilliance of innocence and all the gifts that the Lord gave them freely.

24 February - 17 March 1896. Thérèse of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face rel.carm.ind.

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