|Philippine Duchesne Aboard the 'Rebecca' - undated, oil on panel, 13" x 28",|
portrait by Margaret Mary Nealis, R.S.C.J.
location Sacred Heart School in Halifax
December 14, 1817 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to her sister Euphrosine, "I am most grateful to you for your gift and for the good wishes you express for my happiness. I shall find it always in the accomplishment of God's Will for me, so a change of residence will make no difference. When I came to Paris I neither expected nor desired to remain here. I love far more the simplicity of small towns. Wherever, I may be, I shall always find a way to give you news of myself and to recieve news from you. As yet nothing has been decided. . . Fiat in all!"
Taken from the book: "Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne"