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Therese's correspondence LT 049 – To Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart – May 12-20, 1888

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Marie, Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart


12-20-May 1888
The Solitaire of the Heart of Jesus gave very sweet pleasure to her little daughter, she read her heart!... So Jesus speaks when we are on retreat?... I am so perfumed by your little word and the so charmingly presented to me that I can't help answering it tonight, soon the bell will ring, it's
I interrupted my little note just when I wanted to say a lot...
Life is full of sacrifices, it's true! but what happiness! isn't it better that our life, which is a night spent in a bad hotel, is spent in a completely bad hotel than in one that is only half so...
If you knew how much I LOVE you. When I meet you, it seems to me that you are an angel... You who are an EAGLE called to soar in the heights and to stare at the sun, pray for the small reed so weak which is in the bottom of the valley, the slightest breath makes it bend. O pray for him on the day of your profession!
Ask that your little girl always remain a very dark little grain of sand, well hidden from all eyes, that only Jesus can see her; that it becomes smaller and smaller, that it is reduced to nothing...
Forgive me all the grief I have caused you, if you only knew how much I repent of having told you that you called me too often. Oh! after your profession I will never hurt you... Farewell!... Pardon me...
Pray for your little girl of YOU.
I carefully dried your little violet.

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