Your application for admission has met with success. We are satisfied to give you a trial in our Novitiate, but I will not conceal from you the fact that it will be much more difficult for you to persevere than if you were younger. There are many, many things to be learned regarding the religious life, of which you have no idea. Still if you are willing to make the trial we will do all we can for you. Of course you must consult your Rev. Confessor before deciding.
July 1, 1895 – To Miss Alecia McDonagh, Perth ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
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