Letters of Marcellin – 223

Marcellin Champagnat

1838-10

In friendly terms, the Founder puts off a request for a foundation which does not seem to offer sufficient guarantees.

Sir,

The zeal which motivates you to establish a Christian school is very praiseworthy. I really want to work along with you for the good instruction of the children of that parish. I am very grateful for the confidence with which you honor our society, but in view of the great number of requests prior to your own, it will be absolutely impossible for me to fulfill your gracious request for several years.

Please accept the assurance of the esteem with which I have the honor to be, Sir,…

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.112, nº 128

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