July 10, 1894 – To Providence Mother House, Montreal QC from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
July 10, 1894
Reverend Mother M. John, Asst.
Providence Mother House,
My dear Mother John,

I regretted not seeing you on the occasion of my visit to pay my last tribute of respect to dear saintly Sister Immaculate Conception. I hope your little trip has benefited you and that you will be able to continue to labor for many years to come for the advancement of God’s glory!!!

Now my dear Mother, I have a favor, a great favor to ask of you and I feel you can obtain it. Sr. M. of Mercy is considered truly one of our first Mothers and we are all most anxious to see her and to let her see the growth of the “Mustard Seed” sown in 1861. Sr. Rose de Marie is amongst my oldest dearest friends in the Providence and I now come to you to be my intercessor with Rev. Mother General to allow these two dear cherished Sisters to make the little Community of Kingston a visit. Of course, dear Mother, all expenses will be paid and I promise to take the very best care of them. If you only knew how ardently I desire this favor I feel that you would do all in your power to obtain it for me. Hoping to hear soon from you that Mother General will accede to my request,

I am most respectfully and affectionately yours in the Sacred Heart.
Mother M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Notes: Page 234 was glued on top of page 182.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 234, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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