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Therese's correspondence LT 047 – To Céline – May 8, 1888

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


8 May 1888
I'm sending you, my little Céline, two small tablecloths to sting from the mechanics. I know you're in a hurry, but you're not going to refuse this service to your little Thérèse. I think two pegs would do well, there is one whose hem is too small, you will want to move the second peg away. I would like to have them by tomorrow after dinner at the latest because it's Ascension Thursday.
Four years ago today I made my First Communion, do you think about that?... What graces the good Lord has bestowed on me since that time!
My darling Céline, there are times when I wonder if it's really true that I'm at Carmel, sometimes I can't believe it. Alas! what did I do to God so that he filled me with his graces?
Tomorrow, I have been away from you for a month, but it seems to me that we are not separated, what does it matter where we are?... when the ocean separates us, we will remain united, because our desires are the same and our hearts beat together... I'm sure you understand me. (It doesn't matter, after all, whether life is happy or sad, we will still come to the end of our journey here below.) A Carmelite day spent without suffering is a wasted day; for you it is the same thing because you are Carmelite by heart.
Kiss for me Leonie

Your little Thérèse of the Child Jesus.

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