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From Fr Pichon to Céline - June 2, 1891. Fragment.

From Fr Pichon to Céline - June 2, 1891. Fragment.

(…) hearts, and our feelings are linked together. How I wish the dear Patriarch was given back to you. But God’s good pleasure must come before all things!
What saddens you so much in your temptations is precisely that which reassures me. No longer give the demon the honour of fearing his ghosts so much. All of that is in you, but it is not you! Reassure your heart. I understand nothing better than the incomprehensibility of this demon’s drool. Respect the mystery of God.
Lion! Lamb, Dove and Lily (“mystical” nicknames for Marie, Pauline, Céline and Thérèse). I subscribe to everything! Be proud of your part! Oh! What a happy father I am.
My dear Child, has Jesus told you how touched I was by your generous alms? Your little Canadian [v°] sister (whom you would love so much if you knew her) is convalescing and the Dr. has promised to save her! Ah! If I was God, I would reunite you both, her and you (let this remain a great secret) in a little convent where I would learn how to multiply you a hundred-fold so that you would become a legion for converting a great many souls to Christ Jesus. What beautiful dreams haunt my heart! If only you knew!!!!!
How I bless you, my Child, for the docility with which you surrender to my desires for you to look after yourself! You can do me no greater kindness than recovering your strength and health. It seems to me that later I will need you for a great task. How sad it would be if your health put you out of service!
(…)
I often send my guardian Angel laden with my blessings to the dear Patriarch.

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