tradcatfem:“The very presence of a woman who knows how to…

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“The very presence of a woman who knows how to combine an enlightened piety with mildness, tact, and thoughtful sympathy, is a constant sermon;
she speaks by her very silence, she instills convictions without argument, she attracts souls without wounding susceptibilities;
and both in her own house and in her dealings with men and things, which must necessarily be often rude and painful, she plays the part of the soft cotton wool we put between precious but fragile vases to prevent their mutually injuring each other.”
– Monseigneur Landriot, Archbishop of Rheims, 1872 LORETO PUBLICATIONS
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