Feb. 15, 1892 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, House of Providence, Kingston ON from Sr. M. of Providence, Holyoke MA

House of Providence, Holyoke
Feb. 15, 1892
Re. Mother Superior
House of Providence,
Kingston, Ont.
Rev. Mother,
I find an imperative necessity of making some temporary changes to relieve Sisters M. Andrew and Cyril. The Doctor told me to change the latter for a time and see if fresh air and exercise would benefit her; she is extremely nervous. I have delayed as long as possible and tried to favor her without relieving her of her class but consider it dangerous to wait longer, as nervous debility or prostration might result. Sister M. Andrew is in much the same condition, due to over work and worry incidental to her duties, but a few weeks change and rest will, I firmly believe, restore both to their normal condition. I hope this explanation will contradict the impression that might be made by your hearing of the change among the current news that may be sent you.
Very respectfully
Sister M. of Providence
Source: 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Letter February 15, 1892, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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