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Therese's correspondence LT 186 – To Léonie – April 11, 1896

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Léonie, Sister Françoise-Thérèse


April 11th


                My dear Leonie,

                Your little sister can't help but also come and tell you how much she loves you and thinks of you, especially on your feast day. I have nothing to offer you, not even an image, but I am mistaken, tomorrow I will offer you the divine Reality, Jesus-Host, YOUR SPOUSE and mine... Dear little Sister, that it is sweet to be able to call all five Jesus "Our Beloved" but what will it be when we see him in Heaven and everywhere we follow him, singing the same song, that only virgins are permitted to say it again!...
                Then we will understand the price of suffering and trial, like Jesus, we will repeat: "It was truly necessary that suffering should try us and bring us to glory."
                My darling little Sister, I cannot tell you all that my heart contains of deep thoughts which relate to you; the only thing I want to repeat to you is this: "I love you a thousand times more tenderly than ordinary sisters love each other, since I can love you with the Heart of our Celestial Spouse."
                It is in Him that we live the same life and that for eternity I will remain

Your little sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus rel.carm.ind.

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