MARY MAGDALEN BRUNCK
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a sample article on proposal: "Carmelite Nuns of Baltimore Hope to Open Carmel in Washington, DC for Negro Nuns," by Mother Mary Magdalen Brunck.
John Hurley, SJ, of Catholic Welfare Organization writes to tell Mother Mary Magdalen of interest expressed by Bishop of Palawan and Father Gabriel Gates.
John Hurley SJ of Catholic Welfare Organization writes to Mother Mary Magdalen and discusses the Philippines situation, post-war realities, 63% of Jesuits there are native-born, one is a Bishop; 14 of 18 are native-born. Suggest she go there to reconnaissance; says that three Bishops want Carmels.
In behalf of Archbishop Curley, Msgr Nelligan tells Mother Mary Magdalen that the bishop believes "it would not be advisable to relinquish your position as Prioress..." and join the Philippines mission.
Msgr. Nelligan suggests difficulties inherent, questions how separate and new foundation could be negotiated financially, asks them to present the matter to the correct authorities (Bishops where they would found) and explains procedures.
Bishop Santos of Nueva Caceres, PI, with letters to Archbishop Keough enclosed, details answers to questions raised by Mother Mary Magdalen re particulars of foundation at Naga to which he gives consent. Baltimore will have to finance it for its first two years; after that local donations and benefactors should make a difference.
Copy of letter sent by E. Vagnozzi, Apostolic Delegate, to Manila's Apostolic Delegate, authorizing, thrugh SCRIS, the Carmelite Foundation in Naga; with letter by Sister John to Mother Mary Magdalen explaining and describing the situation.
Archbishop Keogh notifies Mother Mary Magdalen that he will have Lawrence Shehan, their ecclesiastical superior, interview each sister to ascertain their wishes about the foundation in the Philippines; in second letter he informs her that because of the "international situation" it is not wise for Baltimore Carmel to establish a Carmel then.
Sister John Wise sends copy of the official notice advising those at Jaro that SCRIS had approved the foundation at Naga, Camarines Sur, i.d, the indult had been granted. Sister John sees it as a miracle; they will be going there soon. Asks for religious supplies; mentions her father and family; and excuses excitement of the times.