Your letter was duly received and I was as much surprised at its contents as you could possibly be at mine. I beg to inform you dear Rev. Father, that the annual collection in question is not our arrangement. We have been authorized by His Lordship the Bishop to make a tour through each parish every year. I would not wish to cause you any displeasure in the matter; still I cannot abstain from sending the Sisters to Marysville this winter unless authorized by the same Authority, as the Annual Collection through the Diocese is the means adopted by His Lordship for the maintenance of the Poor in the House of Providence.
Jan. 11, 1889 – To Rev. Mackey, Marysville, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Yours Very Respectfully
Catherine McKinley’s Letters
This letter is part of a large database of correspondence written by and to Catherine McKinley, who is considered one of the founders 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.
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Catherine McKinley Letters