Letters of Marcellin – 152

Marcellin Champagnat

1837-11-01

The first part of the letter of Bishop du Trousset dHĂ©ricourt of 21st May 1837 was quoted in the introduction to L. 112. It continues as follows:

I also want to entrust to the Marist Brothers another establishment which I intend to found soon. I have no doubt, Father, that you will do all you can to help me to carry out a project about which I am very concerned.
Please give me some assurance that my hope has not been in vain.

This is certainly the text to which Fr. Champagnat is referring here. (For further developments, cf. L. 218.)

Father,

We have received the letter of His Lordship of Autun in which he asks us for two brothers. Judging by your letter, we suppose that they are for your parish. Our obligation to fulfill our commitments has placed us in the unfortunate necessity of telling His Grandeur that it would be impossible for us to fulfill his wishes this year.

I ask you too to please accept our regrets and the profound respect with which I have the honor to be, Father, your most humble and most obedient servant,

Champagnat, Sup.

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. 68, nº 73

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