September 14, 1825 ~ Philippine writes to Mother Barat, "This feast of the Holy Cross always recalls a day when our little girls at Grenoble acted a little play for you on the love of the Cross. Experience teaches that always and everywhere the drama of the Cross can be renewed. Personal crosses are light in comparison with those that hinder our work, and I see so many of this kind, they take away my desire for death. While I do not love life, I do love the houses we have founded, and I realize that even the least important person, if she is loyal, is a support greatly needed."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne