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Venerable Anne de Guigné (1911-1922)
Little Anne, who died at the age of 11, left behind an astonishing reputation for holiness. Born in Annecy (southeastern France), Anne was a very lively and educated child. The tragic death of her father caused the beginning of her conversion when she was only 4 years old. The lighthouse that lit her way was her First Communion. On March 26, 1917, at the age of 6, Anne entered a chapel in Cannes, visibly filled with deep joy. On the same day, she wrote: "My little Jesus, I love you, and to please you, I resolve to obey always.” The way she looked after receiving the Lord amazed those around her; every time, Anne seemed to be transfigured. Suffering from meningitis, which would take her life at the age of 11, she kept repeating: "My God, I want everything you want.”

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