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Sunday, April 15, 2012

To her cousin Josephine Perier, Baronesse de Savoye-Rollin

The convent at Florissant - for more info
April 15, 1837 ~  Mother Duchesne writes to her cousin, Josephine Perier, Baronesse de Savoye-Rollin, "It seems to me I have outlived myself, and I see the time coming when I shall be good for almost nothing. The children here at Florissant all speak English now; very few know French, and I cannot even teach religion to the little children in the parish school, for although I can read English, it is quite another thing to understand it when it is spoken or to speak it myself."

Taken from the book:  Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne

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