January 24, 1818 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to Mother Barat, "Our departure for America has been advanced. The religious who are going with me have only their good will to contribute. Bishop DuBourg warned us not to count on him for money. That is why I must collect as much as possible. After all, money is desirable only in so far as it can be spent usefully."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne