Catherine McKinley's Letters

Catherine McKinley is considered the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.  As a Sister of Providence she was known by her religious name Mother Mary Edward. She served as the congregation’s General Superior for 18 years, and was first assistant for 12 years. The letters are a testament to her incredible will and the hardships the congregation endured in its youth. Most of the correspondence is dated during her second and third terms as General Superior from 1884 to 1896.

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Aug. 21, 1884 - To Bishop of Springfield, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Aug. 21, 1884 - To General Superior Sisters of Providence Montreal from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Aug. 1884 - To Rev. Harkins, Holyoke MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Aug. 21, 1884 - Circular letter to the Community from General Superior Sr. M. Edward and General Secretary Sr. M. Aloysius, Kingston ON
Sept. 1, 1884 - To Sisters of Holyoke Mission MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Sept. 26, 1884 - To Mistress of Novices from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Feb. 22, 1885 - To unamed priest from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
April 26, 1885 - To Bishop of Springfield, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
May 26, 1885 - To Bishop of Springfield, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
July 2, 1885 - To Mistress of Novices from from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Aug. 17, 1885 - To Sisters of Mount St. Vincent Orphanage, Holyoke, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward and General Secretary Sr. M. Aloysius, Kingston ON
Aug. 18, 1885 - To Sisters of Holyoke Mission, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Sept. 8, 1885 - To Bishop of Springfield, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Apr. 20, 1886 - To Sisters of Holyoke Mission, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward and General Secretary Sr. M. Aloysius, Kingston ON
June 25, 1886 - To Sisters of Holyoke Mission, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Oct. 27, 1886 - To Rev. Harkins, Holyoke, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Nov. 10, 1886 - To Rev. Harkins, Holyoke, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Dec. 3, 1886 - To Rev. O'Connor, Perth, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Dec. 8, 1886 - To Sisters of Holyoke Mission, MA, from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
July 23, 1887 - To Rev. Stanton, Smiths Falls, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

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