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Therese's correspondence LT 188 – To Sister Marie of the Trinity – May 7, 1896

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Mary of the Trinity Sister


7th May 1896

(At the Recto part) :
For love, to suffer and be despised

(On the back side) :
Thoughts of NP St Jean de la Croix.

                When the love we have for the creature is an affection that is entirely spiritual and founded on God alone, as it grows, the love of God also grows in our soul; the more then the heart remembers its neighbour, the more it also remembers God and desires him, these two loves growing at will.

                He who truly loves God considers it a gain and a reward to lose everything and to lose himself again for God...

                On the evening of this life, you will be examined on love. So learn to love God as he wants to be loved and let yourself be.

Remembrance of May 7 of the year of grace 1896. Offered to my dear little sister Marie de la Trinité et de la Sainte Face

Sr Thérèse of the Child Jesus, of the Holy Face rel.carm.ind.

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