|August 29, 1819|
celebrates her 50th birthday!
August 29, 1819 ~ Philippine writes to her cousin Josephine Perier, Baronesse de Savoye-Rollin, "I am fifty years old today, my dearest friend. That age makes me realize how unfit I am for the venture I have undertaken, but it does not lessen the tender affection that has bound me to you, to Augustin (Perier), and to Camille (Jordan) for so many, many years. You were my dearest friends in all the world, and though I left the world for the cloister, my love for you has survived a sacrifice that was akin to death."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne