Sept. 26, 1891 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward from Rt. Rev. P.T. O’Reilly, Bishop of Springfield MA

Sept. 26, 1891
Rev. Mother Edward

I feel in honor bound to inform you, that I received yesterday morning from Rome, a letter from Mgr. O’Connell, the representative of the American Bishops, stating that he had a long interview with the Authorities of Propaganda, and that the Status quo of the Sisters and Sisterhood must remain unchanged in Holyoke until a decision is given on the matter. You may act as you please but I shall follow the instructions of Rome.

Yours respectfully,
Rt. Rev. P.T. O'Reilly, Bishop of Springfield
Notes: Another two copies of this letter exists as individual letters. 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Sept. 26, 1891.
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1861-1892, pp. 218-219, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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