When we came in from Church Saturday night there was the box with your dear little cushion, knives and Mary Laughlin’s two dear pretty pinafores [?] and a sweet calender from Mother General. All a great help to our poor little Bazaar. Miss Fahey sent the 3 pieces, a hair pin box and a round affair to stick pins in and a pretty doillie. Tell the dear sick Sisters that I saw their love in the Lace Cap of the Doll. I hope they will soon be better. Be sure to thank M.L. for her donation the poor creature. She is neatness itself in all the dolls. Do you remember nine months to day? I do; Oh so well – thank God that I am here to tell the tale. Give my love to dear Sr. M. Ephraim [Ephrem] and tell her to pray for me. I never forget her. Will you hand them to Sr. M. de Chantal. I must continue to help her convert the world with the pictures. How is Father Duffus? Please remember me to him. Will you ask the dear souls for a special favor I am anxious to obtain. I have great confidence in your prayers; you helped me often with them in the past and this is as great a boon if granted to me as any I have received in the past. I am well; we all are and intend to have a big day tomorrow all by ourselves.
Undated, October 1902 – To Sister from Mother Mary Edward, St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton
My dear little Sister
Notes: This letter is undated but was written from Trenton Ontario between August 21, 1902 and November 21 1904, probably in October 1902.
Source: 601.2-1-C, Sister Mary Edward collection, Correspondence series, Letter [1902-1904], Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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