I regret infinitely having delayed answering your letter of the 14th ult., but owing to many rapidly succeeding occurrences: annual retreat, Sisters’ appointments, Ceremonies of Profession and Reception, etc., it was unavoidable and I beg you to accept the good things contained in this letter as my apology.
Permission to enter the Novitiate of this Institute of Sisters of Charity is most heartily accorded you and I leave you the determining of a suitable and convenient date for entrance with this request, that you drop me line as soon as you have chosen a time for leaving home. I enclose a list of articles requisite for a postulant, but there are many things thereon mentioned that you must not purchase before your entrance, of course your bedding, etc, by adhering to the given measurements, may be safely prepared. Do not be uneasy about the list at present, as ample time will be given you later.
If there is any explanation required let me know and I shall gladly send you the desired instructions.