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From sr Agnès of Jesus to Céline - September 18-20 (?), 1890.

From sr Agnès of Jesus to Céline - September 18-20 (?), 1890.

J.M.J.T.
My little Céline, if you go to Caen on Monday, you could perhaps take the veils (Thérèse’s veils – a black veil worn daily and a long black veil that fell to the waist) to try, like for the crown, to have them blessed (by Mr. Martin)… But don’t say anything to anybody. It’s an idea that came to me this morning…
You would be doing me a pleasure if you could pass by Mrs. Dedouit’s (the book shop in Caen for which Sister Agnès painted the pictures) to ask whether there are any commissions. I haven’t heard from her in a long while.
Take heart my petit Célin1, don’t worry… Lift your heart high and trample all earthly things underfoot… Then, let the world think what it likes… provided God knows your intentions, that’s enough.
Your little sister who loves you
Sr. Agnès of Jesus

 

1 Term of endearment.

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