Jan 11, 1894 – To Rev. McDonagh, Picton ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Jan. 11, 1894
Rev. J. H. McDonagh, P. P.
Picton, Ontario
Dear Rev. Father:

I can no longer refrain from intruding on you in your hour of sorrow, to tell you how deep and heartfelt is the sympathy felt, not only by myself, but by all your old friends in this Community, and they are not few, for you in your sad bereavement.

I am much grieved also to hear that you are ill. May God in His Mercy strengthen you to bear the great trial He has placed on you and restore you soon to health, is the earnest wish of my heart.

Many fervent prayers have been offered for dear Lizzie, your devoted Mother and yourself in the Chapel of the Providence, by the entire Community who join with me in kindest sympathy.

I am, dear Rev. Father, Yours very sincerely
Mother M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Notes: This letter is a typed copy pasted into the copybook.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 159, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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