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From sr Marie of the Eucharist to Isidore Guérin - December 28, 1895.

 

From sr Marie of the Eucharist to Isidore Guérin - December 28, 1895.

Our Mother doesn’t have time to finish the letter and I am very pleased to be able to add a little note. Little Jeanne must above all be as cheerful as can be and keep herself busy; she mustn’t think too much about herself or her illness, as that’s the surest path to recovery. The more we let God act, the quicker he answers our prayers.

       Would Mama mind sending me some anisette, the little book of Enigmas that was in the small living-room cupboard and my pretty coffee service that was in the red shagreen box? I think it is with the tea set. Mama mustn’t go to too much trouble looking for it, I would prefer going without it than making her ill. I thank her very much for all her parcels and especially for the little game of dominos. On this great feast day at the Carmel, the little novices are mistresses today; they can do anything they want. I myself am the Baby of the innocents and I am expecting a fair number of jokes to be played on me. This morning Communion was offered for the Holy Innocents of the Carmel. The Office was run by all the little novices. Sr. Geneviève and Sr. Marie-Agnès are wearing the black veil. [2v°tv] Sr. Thérèse of the Child Jesus is wearing the white veil, and is versicler with me.

I send all my love to you all. Your little daughter who is writing to you as a Carmelite.

Sr. Marie of the Eucharist

[lr°tv] Christmas is celebrated at the Carmel as I never saw it celebrated before… the Community is no longer recognizable; it is a free day and everyone is joyful. The meals are splendid, every day there are new dishes: buckwheat pancakes, crepes, doughnuts, nun’s puffs, etc. etc.

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