Feb 5, 1903 – To Sister from Mother Mary Edward, St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton

St. Peters Convent,
Trenton, Ont.
Feb. 5, 1903
My dear Sister

Many thanks for the music that dear Sr. M. Cecilia so kindly copied, I will thank her personally I hope ere long. Also I am grateful for the necrology; I omitted in my last to thank you for the nice cup and saucer you sent before that. Now will you please send a celluloid collar 17 inches by 1 1/2. I am going to make an attempt at a stock for the Pastor’s feast and that is the size of his white collar. I hope our dear Sr. M. Rose of Lima is improving. Will you give her my love. I am just now after getting from New York a box of flowers for the little piece Lillies, Roses, Shamrocks, Violets and Bluebells. I have sent to Picton to enquire about a bouquet of natural ones for the presentation. There is nothing here so if I do not get them I may perhaps trouble you, however, I hope not to be obliged to. We intend to have the little Reception, I call it that instead of an entertainment for there is no one invited except the Pastor’s Sisters, at 2 P.M. Monday and the Company at dinner on St. Patrick’s day; say a little word to your Infant that everything may go off creditably. Will you give my love to Mother General and tell her that Sr. M. Philomena is impatient about her glasses, her eyes are troubling her considerably and she thinks if she had the glasses they would be better. I suppose you are all so good now after the Visitation that you cannot be touched at all. Well My dear I am at the end of my sheet and must say a reluctant good bye.

Ever your loving
M.M. Edward
Source: 601.2-1-C, Sister Mary Edward collection, Correspondence series, Letter February 5, 1903, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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