Mere Marie de Jesus; Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Assumption, Nursing Sisters of the Poor in Their Own Homes
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Foundress, which has always been lovingly carried out, was that a certain number of the Sisters from the nearer houses should be present at the weekly conference held at the Mother-House. To the Sisters at a greater distance the Mother wrote frequently, in order to encourage them and preserve the spirit of unity. Her letters have been treasured up for future generations. Every Little Sister will love to read such lines as follow, and feel convinced that they were meant for her as much as for the Sisters to whom they were addressed. "My children, may you all be blessed as much as I daily and unceasingly beseech it of Our Lord and of His most Blessed Mother. "May He bless you for the love you bear Him, and for your devotedness towards His beloved poor, to whom by His grace you are instruments of salvation. "May you be blessed for the loving affection you show to those who hold God's place towards you, 1 mean our good Father and your Mothers. "Lastly, may you be blessed for those sweet ties of sisterly love, which growing daily stronger in each one of you, will make of our Congregation a true family of the Assumption, worthy to be offered to Our Lord by His Blessed Mother, who is also ours." The Founders now felt that the time had come when they should ask the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Guibert, for a canonical sanction for the Congregation in his diocese. They were greatly encouraged in their demand by these words of the Vicar-General: "Though you are not much talked about we are not ignorant of the good you are doing. It is a sure sign that a work is from God when it remains hidden." Shortly afterwards Pere Pernet was informed that the Little Sisters' Eule had been seriously examined and was...
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations