Letters of Marcellin – 218

Marcellin Champagnat

1838-10

This letter is a follow-up to the one of 1st November 1837 (L. 152). It will be recalled that it was the Bishop of Autun who had first requested brothers for this parish. It is therefore normal that the Founder, under the circumstances, discuss the matter with him, and all the more so since he seems to have to tell him that he would like to cross this parish off the list of establishments to be made eventually. But these are just suppositions, based on the fact that there will be no further mention of this establishment.

Father,

I will soon have an interview with His Lordship the bishop of Autun. I will speak with him about your establishment. For the moment, it does not seem possible to give you any positive and absolute guarantee, in view of the illnesses, major or minor, of several of our brothers, and also the fact that death has taken several others from us in the course of the year.

Please accept the assurance of the respect with which I am, etc….

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: Dapres la minute, AFM, RCLA 1, p.106, nº 121

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