Sept. 17, 1902 – To Superior General, Kingston ON from Mother Mary Edward, St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton ON

St. Peters Convent,
Trenton, Ont.
Sept. 17, 1902
My dear Mother General
In my letter of Monday I quite forgot to tell you that we had a visit, on Thursday last, from Mr. White the Inspector. Sisters M. Agnes and M. Stanislaus were at the market, I was alone in the Convent; just after the school bell at 9.A.M. ceased ringing I heard the doorbell and who should I see but himself. I had no one to send into the classes and had just to march with him into Sr. M. Ursula’s class of over sixty children. Thank God they were nice and orderly. He spent the day and gave a conference in the evening. He put his veto at once on Sr. M. Philomena and said that as soon as possible she must be replaced. I told him of the pastor’s dilemma and that to tide him over this difficulty the Com. sent her. I sincerely pities her that day for of course she never had an Inspector to meet before. I regretted the absence of the pastor but such things will happen.
M.M. Edward
Source: 601.2-1-C, Sister Mary Edward collection, Correspondence series, Letter Sept. 17, 1902, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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