J.M.+ J.T.                                      Carmel of Lisieux

January 4, 1909




Sr. Stanislaus,

Anniversary of the baptism of Thérèse.




My dear little child,


Yes, the “little Queen” is happy with you, hovering around you.  Yes, you are part of the legion of little victims of love.  Are you happy for your post?


Do not say that you are far from walking in the path of childhood, because you are walking there; I assure you of it in the name of Thérèse.  Let your little heart of a child, therefore, be all joy and confidence!  Do not tremble over your miseries; sing rather the mercies of a God Who made you and gives your such great graces each day.


You tell me that your assurance is in your poverty.  Oh, that is quite right.  Yes, when one recognizes one’s poverty and, in order to gain heaven, relies absolutely on the love of the good Lord rather than on riches, then all goes well because one’s soul is in the Truth.


Your “little Mother” in Jesus,

Sr. Agnes of Jesus, r.c.i.


We are sending mementos and pictures and also the “Call1”.  We do ask the return of the two samples.  I hope that they are not lost.





1 A periodical.