J. M. J. T.


                                                                                                  Carmel of Lisieux

                                                                                                  February 2, 1924


My dear Sister Ignatius,

I thank you for the donations which you have kindly forwarded to us and I beg of you to thank the donors, though I presume you have already done so.  Also tell them that we pray for their intention.

We were specially touched by the so generous donation of the poor servant.  If we had her address we would send her some little souvenir.

Yes, dear Sister, the Life in pictures is just published in English.  The translation of the verses has been made by rev. Mother Augustine of Santa Clara.

There is no recent edition of the large Breviary and I don’t think there will be any more of them in France.  The last editions are large 9 inches x 6 ½.  In the first years of the foundations our mothers had large books like yours with and extra psalter but for many, many years, we have the 9 x 6 ½ Breviaries containing the psalms and everything.   Now since the reform of the Breviary we have a small psalter for each day.

We don’t know the new edition of Desclée of which you speak.

As regards to the helios 27 x 17 no. 11, since they did not reach you, I suppose they were not sent, so I will send you a refund (word is not clearly written) now.

I hope you received the circular of our dear Sister Philomena.  We miss her very much for we loved to pay a visit to this dear holy sister and hear her speak of God’s mercy.

I hope you are all keeping well and that winter does not try you too much.  You don’t tell me how you are, yet I would like very much to know it.

Don’t fail to tell me when you write.

We are making for our Annals, an album of all the photographs we have of the chapels

of Carmels during their Tridiums.  If a photograph has been taken of your chapel when you had your Tridium you would please us very much in sending us a copy of the same.  Any size will do.

  Commending myself to your good prayers and assuring you of mine, I remain,

  my dear Sister Ignatius,

  Yours sincerely in Xst, [the word Christ assuredly abbreviated]

  Sr. Anne of Jesus