Journal June 25-30, 1962

We should have had another baptism at the same service, that of a soldier of Algerian heritage whom brother Desquines had met when Yves Daviron was baptized. This was the first baptism we held at the Lande d’Ouée this year, and we were on the north side of the lake, near the military camp. It was Sunday, and several military folks [155] left their entertainments to watch the baptism. One came closer than the others, and brother Desquines engaged him in conversation. He’s been studying the Gospel since then, and Sunday he announced that he was ready to receive baptism. Saturday morning, however, he didn’t show up.


Irma Delétang, Sister Cholet, Aurélie Chaussonnier

…Continued…When we were all seated, it fell to me to say something like, ” This looks and smells marvelous, Sister Cholet: as soon as you’ve returned thanks, we’re really going to enjoy it.” “No, no, you say the prayer!” “’Fraid not, Sister: you’re the hostess and the giver of the feast: that’s your job.” So, she scowled at me, ducked her head, paused–probably not for effect–and blurted out: “Heavenly Father…Thanks for this goose…We hope it won’t give us a belly-ache!” Then she laughed and laughed, from way down inside. Some of us may have said “Amen.” I don’t believe she ever got around to it.

The goose was monumentally delicious.
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