June 20, 1894 – To Miss Canning from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
June 20, 1894
Miss. K. Canning

My dear young friend, Yours of the 7th, inst. duly received and the answer to so gracious a missive can only be an assurance of my readiness to comply with the request you so earnestly solicit.

Sr. M Rosalia well deserves the privilege of visiting her good parents and kind friends, and none could be more eager than I to grant the favor; but we are not permitted to leave our own Diocese without the Archbishop’s permission. I shall consult His Grace on his return from the “Springs” and I do not apprehend a refusal. Every effort within my reach shall be made to secure the requisite permission and if circumstances permit me, I shall find much pleasure in accepting your kind invitation to accomp[any] Sr. M. Rosalia to her home.

About what time do you purpose having the “Family Reunion”? Owing to the Annual retreat and other Community engagements we would be required in Kingston before the 11th of August.

Kindly say, just when our visit would be most suitable for you, after which I may be able to give you a decided answer.

With many sincere good wishes for yourself and devoted parents, believe me to be in the Sacred Heart of our Divine Lord.

Yours very gratefully,
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. 175, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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