July 25, 1895 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON from M. J. Dowdall, Drummond QC

Drummond P.Q.
July 25, 1895
Most Rev. Mother

In answer to your letter, which I received on the 13th, I have only to say that I cannot now possibly go before the 15th August. As my sister has been delicate so long and even now she is far from strong, I have left off my business until now to do, as she could not secure anyone to help her.

Your letter satisfied me on the point that by leaving off my going, for awhile longer, did not matter to the Community, but I would be very sorry to think it would be any prevention or harm to me, for as I stated in my last letter, I wish to leave the world now, more than when I first thought of going.

May it be God’s will that I shall now make my entrance on the 15 August, and I shall take my certificates of Baptism and Confirmation with me.

Hoping this letter will meet with your approval, I ask you to pray for me also, and I remain yours sincerely,

M. J. Dowdall
Source: 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Letter July 25, 1895, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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