Letters of Marcellin – 151

Marcellin Champagnat

1837-11-01

In tactful terms, Fr. Champagnat tells his correspondent clearly that he cannot consider his request. Fr. Duc must have understood it that way, since he had no further contact with the Founder.

Father,

We were grateful for your letter and we are truly very sorry that we cannot yet fulfill your desires. The multiplicity of requests which come to us from all over tell us that the harvest is abundant, but lack of subjects makes it impossible for us to take care of all of it.

Therefore, please accept this expression of our regret and the esteem with which I have the honor to be, Father, your humble and most obedient servant,

Champagnat

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. 67, nº 72

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