Yves to Ryan White on March 24, 1985



Mr. Yves [Redacted] [Redacted] [Redacted] [Redacted] France

[Redacted], le 24 Mars 1986

Dear Ryan,

This is to tell you that you'll get over it all, one day I'm sure.

I saw your photograph, in a magazine, as I was coming back from Paris by train. I was moved of course. Though I'm over 60, or perhaps because I'm that old, I very often think and even offer prayers for young people in difficulties. This is more than a "hobby", a passion for me.

And so, I thought of you and prayed for you, the other day and I do know tha you'll be helped through your ordeal.

It was March 21st; it means Spring, doesn't it? I should not be surprised if on that very day, March 21, you happened to feel something rather good for you, however imperceptible it may have been.

Now, let me tell you a story:

Once upon a time, there lived a young prince in my country, whose name was Louis-Joseph-Xavier François. A bright boy of 8, who offered his sufferings for all young people throughout the world. I like him very much and I happened to write poems and a book about his difficult childhood. I know he will listen to my prayer and look after you.

Be confident, first and foremost... because he is very powerful where he is now.

I love your country, though I don't know much of it. I like American families, too. I can't do anything more than telling you that Louis Joseph will take care of you.

Cheer up, young man! I'm so confident. Tell your parents, I don't forget them either.

A friend of yours, I dare say, Yves [Redacted] [underlined]

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