Feb. 9, 1892 -To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, House of Providence, Kingston ON from Local Superior and Assistants, Mt. St. Vincent, Holyoke MA

Feb. 9, 1892
Mother M. Edward
House of Providence,
Kingston, Ontario
On the 9th day of February at request of Rev. Dr. Beaven, who said he represented the Bishop of Springfield, I assembled the Community. Rev. Dr. Beaven, in presence of all, blamed me for announcing to the Sisters that decision had been received from Rome, and ” that all idea of separation of the Houses in Holyoke from the Mother-house in Kingston, must be abandoned.” He said “that while to a few it might be pleasing news, to many it would be beyond the hearts’ endurance” and hoped grace might be given them to bear it
Sister M. Ignatius, Sup. Mt. St. Vincent
Sr. M. Presentation, Asst., Mt. St. Vincent
Sr. M. Loretto, Asst. Mt. St. Vincent
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1861-1892, p.242, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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