Feb. 9, 1892 -To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, House of Providence, Kingston ON from Sr. M. Leonard, Sr. M. of the Immaculate Conception and Sr. Mary Jane Berchmans, House of Providence Holyoke MA

Feb. 9, 1892
House of Providence, Holyoke, Mass.
Dear Rev. Mother

In reference to the private interview, which Rev. Dr. Beaven had with the Sisters, I thought it might interest you to know what it consisted in.

I presented myself and was told by the Rev. Dr. Beaven that he had a petition, which had been drawn up by Bp. O’Reilly of Springfield and he wished all the Sisters who were in favor of the movement on Holyoke side to sign their names to it. He said the Bishop of Springfield wished to send it to Rome and also to convince himself of the number.

Affectionately in Christ,
Sister M. Leonard
Sr. M. of the I. Conception
Sr. M. J. Berchmans
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1861-1892, p. 243, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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