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From sr Marie of the Sacred Heart to Céline - April 27, 1888.

From Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart to Céline. 27th April 1888

Darling Céline,

my beloved little daughter, may God continue to shower his most privileged graces upon you. I believe that this year He hasn’t fallen behind on this front… You’re provided for like me and younger than me… Do you understand?... Out of all his treasures, Jesus couldn’t have made a better choice. Now you have nothing more to desire than to become a saint. That is where your work lies, as does mine and also [v°] that of your dear companion in the blue bedroom (Léonie). Ah! my dear little sisters, that is all we have to do in this world! May Jesus bless my darling petit Célin’s1 nineteenth year (Céline turned nineteen years old on this 28th April) just as He has already blessed all preceding years.

The first forget-me-nots of the Carmel are for my little daughter.

M. of the S.H.

[tv] Thank our Father for what he brought this afternoon, and tell him his queen and his diamond and his fine pearl love him with all their hearts and even more (Thérèse, Marie, Pauline).

1 Term of endearment.

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