Letter to Sheilagh at Sixteen from Sheilagh at Fifty Nine
What can I say to a girl who is so naive and innocent about the world you are about to grow up in. I can say, no matter what comes along, no matter how bad things look, the joy will come.
At the moment you have a deep faith in the Lord and you are looking to dedicate yourself to the religious life. Your faith is going to be tested in ways you cannot even imagine but you will come through it all.
Believe in yourself, believe in your God and you will have the joy.