From sr Marie of the Sacred Heart to Céline – December before the 25th, 1890.

From sr Marie of the Sacred Heart to Céline – December before the 25th, 1890.

Little Céline

We are sending you 2 little clogs to paint. They are for little René (René de Liesville, Mother Marie de Gonzague’s great-nephew). We will put them on our Mother’s bed on Christmas night. If you wanted to fill them up with funny things, it would please us very much, for example a little puppet or the chocolate animals you mentioned the other day, well do what you think is best. Don’t buy the sweets I asked you for, you will give this instead. I can tell you very softly that if Marie gave a little thing to our Mother, a trivial thing, she would be touched. It’s little kind thoughts like these that mean a lot.  

See you soon darling Céline, for your present, I’m sending you all [v°] I possess from the Father. There are loose sheets of paper (which were notes taken during the retreat led by Fr. Pichon in 1887), whatever you do don’t lose anything and don’t keep it too long. All things pass quickly, here we are already at the end of the year.

O little Céline, may our hearts be full of hope, such a beautiful reunion awaits us!... Then what St. John said in the Apocalypse will happen. He heard a voice say: “I am making everything new…”.

“There will be no mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things will have passed away. (Rev. 21:5.4).”

Your little sister who loves you
M. of the S. Heart
Would you ask Aunt to send a bit of marmalade to M. Geneviève when she makes some for herself? This morning she asked for a little baked apple. I said I would go and find some at Aunt’s. I feel so sorry for the poor lady.

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