5 February 1843 - Brother Emery (Pierre Roudet) to Father Jean-Colin, Kororareka
As the Rule at that time demanded, Brother Emery is doing his best to describe to Father Colin his spiritual situation. Like quite a few of the early Brothers, he is finding it hard to adapt to a situation on the mission in which he is being asked to do work he was not trained for back in France. However, he is finding that his difficulties are bringing him a new spiritual freedom. Again like other Brothers, he finds that the amount and variety of his work prevents his making much progress in learning Maori and English. But the task, new to him, of working in the printery, he finds very interesting. He finds Father Garin, the provincial, a helpful spiritual director.