Letters of Marcellin – 110

Marcellin Champagnat

1837-05

In the wake of his previous letter to this same correspondent (L. 91), who did not want to look elsewhere, even at the price of a long wait, Fr. Champagnat decided to found this establishment when all preceding requests had been met. Ultimately, the whole question of this school would be dropped, either because of the transfer of Fr. Maunier in March 1841, or for other reasons of which we are unaware.

Dear Father,

Since, despite the delay we are obliged to impose before the establishment of our brothers in your parish, you still wish to pay us the honor of continuing to ask for them, and since you are resigned to waiting until such time as it will be possible for us to send them to you, we are entering your parish in the register, and it will be served in its turn.

While awaiting your esteemed and pleasant visit, I beg you to accept the respect with which I have the honor to be….

Edition: Translation from: Lettres de Marcellin J. B. Champagnat (1789-1840) Fondateur de l?Institut des Frères Maristes, présentés par Frère Paul Sester,1985.

fonte: Daprès la minute, AFM, RCLA 1, p. 38 nº30

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