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“Show kindness to them [children] and be attentive to their spiritual and physical needs.”
“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”
“...give a little pleasure to your poor Mother Theodore, who loves you so much, and who would like to see you perfect, but who is very far from being perfect herself.”
“Speak to them with respect and they will respect you and will respect themselves.”
“Be joyful, amiable toward each other. Have nothing on your conscience to trouble you.”
“Never scold nor punish more than the fault deserves. Children naturally love justice even when it punishes them.”
“Who has ever perished that entrusted herself to Mary? Take her as your model on the way.”
“Her [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] example animates and confounds me. I am near her in the chapel distracted with temporalities and business, and I see her lost in God and melting with love for our Lord.”
“Be gay and cheerful with your Sisters, even when you do not feel like it. The Divine Infant will be pleased at your efforts and will give you a great many graces. With fidelity to this grace you will pass a happy Christmas and commence a happy new year.”
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