July 1, 1895 – To Miss Alecia McDonagh, Perth ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
July 1, 1895
Miss Alecia McDonagh
Perth, Ontario
My dear Friend,

Your application for admission has met with success. We are satisfied to give you a trial in our Novitiate, but I will not conceal from you the fact that it will be much more difficult for you to persevere than if you were younger. There are many, many things to be learned regarding the religious life, of which you have no idea. Still if you are willing to make the trial we will do all we can for you. Of course you must consult your Rev. Confessor before deciding.

Assuring you, my dear friend, of a fervent remembrance in my prayers, I am very sincerely yours,
Mother M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Notes: Page 274 is located between pages 209 and 211. This letter is a typed copy pasted into the copybook.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 274, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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