Letter 12-To his uncle. (1)
St. Anne's Retreat, Sutton-St. Helen's, Lancashire.
13th August, 1872.
I have received your last two letters, dated 31 st July and 4th August. I was saddened to learn of my brother-in-law's death.(2) Let us submit ourselves entirely to the divine will. I am happy to hear that he always lived as a good Christian, staying at home with his family, teaching his children and living a holy life. I said Mass for the repose of his soul on the 4th and 7th of this month. The other religious prayed with me for him and also for his little girl who is sick. I have also said Mass for her. I have received the beautiful memorial card. My deepest sympathy to my dear sister Anne Mary. Greet all the others for me. My superiors send you their regards.
Everything is going fine here. I hope you are well. May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, bless and protect you all. God bless you, uncle.
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary, your obedient and loving nephew,
Fr. Charles of St. Andrew, Passionist.
P.S. Best wishes for the feast of the Assumption.
1. Summ. p. 343, L. 25 bis.
2. Anne Mary's husband, John Peter Lenssen, who died on 1st August, 1872.