From Br. Siméon to sr Geneviève - February 20, 1896.


From Br. Siméon to sr Geneviève - February 20, 1896.

To Sister St. Geneviève of St. Teresa

Brother Siméon

Director of St. Joseph’s French College

Piazza di Spagna, S. Sebastiano, 3

I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to obtain the Holy Father’s Blessing for your Profession. I have just received it and hasten to send it to you. It will arrive before the 24th.

[v°] Thank you for the precious keepsake you sent me of saintly fellow Martin, who was such a worthy friend of your Saintly Papa. Please remember me to your dear Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus. Thank her for the prayers she is saying for me. I trust you are joining her in her intentions for me to succeed in carrying out God’s will and to die a holy death. I am 82 years old and am still in charge of a big institution. I need a great deal of Heaven’s help. Allow me to count on your prayers.

Your humble servant

Br. Siméon

Text of the Blessing enclosed:

Brother Siméon, Principal of St. Joseph’s College, humbly prostrated at the feet of Your Holiness, beseech Him to deign grant Sister Geneviève of St. Teresa of the Carmel of Lisieux, the Apostolic Blessing for her religious profession.

From Your Grace, etc.

From the Vatican 20th February 1896

His Holiness has deigned to grant the implored Blessing most heartily.

(Signature – illegible – and wax seal).

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