Mar. 14, 1892 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Holyoke MA from Rev. P.J. Harkins, Holyoke MA

Pastor's Residence
Mar. 14, 1892
House of Providence
To Superioress

I do not care for seeing but a select few of the Sisters at Communion in Church.

Unless the Sisters go in a body, I do not wish any of these to go in the Church to Communion. It was noticed and commented on this morning. To avoid scandal, I have come to this conclusion.

Again I protest against sending the teaching Sisters to Ingleside for Communion.

P.J. Harkins
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1861-1892, p. 289, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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