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Title: The Epistolary Soul-Friendship between Elisabeth Leseur and Soeur Marie Goby
Author(s): RUFFING, Janet K.
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 19    Date: 2009   
Pages: 157-182
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.19.0.2043678

Abstract :
Madame Elisabeth Leseur and Soeur Marie Goby were drawn together into an epistolary spiritual friendship from 1910-1914, initially through their love for the poor, discovering in one another a depth of spirituality and a shared love for God that they expressed in their correspondence. This married Parisian woman and this nursing sister achieved a satisfying and mutually supportive relationship based on their love for God and their distinct yet complementary vocations ending different forms of spiritual and emotional isolation in their lives. They became true friends and sisters to one another primarily through their correspondence.

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