|Fr. De Smet, S.J. 1801-1873|
September 29, 1852 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to Father De Smet, S.J., "God must be very good, indeed, to give me an intercessor like you. Thank you a thousand times for the Masses offered to God for my poor soul. I beg you to continue to protect it with your prayers. If God has mercy on me, I shall not fail in the duty of gratitude which I owe you on so many counts."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne