Another penitential season gone into the eternal past! But thank God, a bright Easter Day is born to us, dispelling the gloom and anxieties that force themselves upon us in our daily round of duty. To-day the Sun shines, “Christ” our King and Conqueror “is risen.”
If the heart of every good Christian is filled with joy and hope at this glorious festival, what holy gladness should not a faithful, God-serving Sister of Charity feel on Easter morning?
I rejoice with you, my beloved and devoted Sisters, and offer you my most sincere and affectionate greetings, earnestly praying Our Risen Lord and His holy Mother to fill your hearts with spiritual joy and much peace. It is at these great feasts particularly that my heart goes out in fervent petitions for my cherished children of the missions. Our sick Sisters, thank heaven, are gradually recovering their usual health and everything concerning your Mother House, both spiritually and temporally, bears a hopeful aspect.
During the past three months frequent communication with your good Superior has undoubtedly put you in possession of all that transpired among us, still I could not allow Easter to pass without sending you a little word of salutation.