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Therese's correspondence LT 030 – To Sister Agnès of Jesus and Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart – November 6, 1887

MARTIN Pauline, Mother Agnes of Jesus
MARTIN Marie, Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart


6th November 1887
Paris. Hotel in Mulhouse

            My dear little sisters,

            Céline didn't want me to write to you yesterday, but I don't want you to receive a letter from her without a word from your little Thérésita. I see that I write like a real little cat but I hope you don't mind because I'm extremely tired; everything revolves around me. Tomorrow we will no longer be in France. I can't believe everything I see, we saw some very beautiful things in Paris but all that is not happiness. Céline will tell you, if she wants, the marvels of Paris, for me I will only tell you that I very often think of you, the beautiful things of Paris do not captivate my heart at all.
            I'm a bit like my dear Godmother, I'm always afraid of being run over, every moment I find myself surrounded by cars. Oh ! my dear little sisters, all the beautiful things I see do not give me happiness, I will only have it when I am where you already are...
            I was very happy at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, I prayed a lot for you and for my dear Mother.
            I would like to write to my little cousins ​​but that will be for another time because I am going to write to Léonie again. Poor Léonie, what's become of her?... Please tell them that I think about them a lot. I asked for grace for Jeanne at the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre. I think she will understand. Also don't forget my good uncle and my dear aunt. Farewell my DEAR GODMOTHER and my little Confident CHERIE, pray for your little Thérésita.
            I hope you will think that I wrote my letter in the evening and very tired, otherwise I really wouldn't dare send it to you.
            Kiss for me my dear Mother

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