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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

To St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

September 1945 - Sacred Heart Lake Forest, IL

February 15, 1819 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to Mother Barat, " If our Sisters in France imagine us surrounded by savages, they are quite mistaken.  I have seen only a few old ones . . .  But to compensate for our disappointment we have new employments: we dig in the garden, water the cow, clean out her little stable, carry away manure - and we do all this with as much joy as we would have if we were teaching Indians, for God wills it this way."

Taken from the book:  Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne


  1. Who would be able to answer inquiries regarding old photographs, etc, regarding Barat in Lake Forest?

  2. I may be able to help. I have a collection of old photos. You can contact me directly at