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Therese's correspondence LT 194 – To Sister Marie de Saint Joseph – 8-17 September 1896 – (fragment)

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Mary of Saint Joseph


Sept. 8-17 (?) 1896

                I am delighted with the little Child and the one who carries him in his arms is even more delighted than me... Ah! How beautiful is the vocation of the little Child! It is not a mission that he must evangelize, but all missions. How?... It is by loving, by sleeping, by THROWING FLOWERS to Jesus when he sleeps. Then Jesus will take these flowers and communicating to them an inestimable value, he will throw them in his turn; he will make them fly to all shores and save souls, with the flowers, with the love of the little child who will see nothing but who will always smile even through his tears!... (A missionary and warrior child, what a marvel !)

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