Paderborn, August 10, 1874

Dear Sister Juliana and all the dear Sisters,

Our kind Most Reverend Bishop put me under obligation to have my picture taken and to see that you, dear Sisters are in possession of one on the feast     of St. Frances de Chantal, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the foundation of our beloved Congregation.  I cannot deny that I think Sister Anna and Sister  Juliana are the instigators of this formal command.

I have acquiesced to the wish of the Most Reverend Bishop, and since it is not possible for me to be personally in your midst on this day, although it would certainly be an indescribable pleasure, to thank the dear Lord with you for all the kindness and blessings He has bestowed upon us during this long time, I can at least be with you with my picture.

May each of us make the firm resolution today, to strive for true sanctity, then we shall have all eternity to be united, and never be separated again.

 With sincere love,

 Your, Sister Pauline

 We are grateful for the one photo that we have from Mother Pauline. This photo inspired many artiststo portray Mother Pauline. Here you can see some pictures. 

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