|Feast of the Immaculate Conception|
from Lawrence OP
December 8, 1823 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to Mother Eugenie de Gramont, RSCJ, "Our retreat was a time of spiritual abundance. The devil was jealous, however, so he arranged for the delivery of nine large hogs we had bought. They arrived on the second day of the retreat. As somebody had to take up the disgusting work of caring for them for two days, I was the willing victim. The days that followed were peaceful and that happy retreat closed on the feast of the Immaculate Conception."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne