WISE, JOHN, NAGA
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: Ph1, Folder: 51
Scope and Contents S John writes to individual sisters and to Mother Mary Magdalen; is exhausted over packing for new foundation (two groups are being formed at the same time). They are told they are wanted in Infanta any time; and she believes there are some 18 applicants for Naga already. She likes the Delegate. She asks Mother to "change my will to read Naga; maybe $10,000." Expecting MMM to join them. Father Thomas Kilduff writes from Brookline re Naga. In 8/19/49, mentions progress at other Carmels, Lipa...
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 62
Scope and Contents 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.
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 97
Scope and Contents S. John writes to Mother Mary Magdalen and reviews aspects of her life as a Carmelite. On her day of profession: it is the gift of one's self in the springtime." On fast: they do this as an example to Filippinos who "are led by their senses rather than reason." 3/12/1956: She expresses concern and fear over arrival of prioress; 7/14/1956: ill; "Ma Mere" for three years; Sympathy of Father Tom; "far, far from being easy." She is so very, very different. John admires "that she wishes literally...
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 98
Scope and Contents S John makes requests for material; Shanghai Carmel nuns forced to leave; preparations for Lucena foundations where Mother Cecile will be prioress. Aloysius wants her to be prioress; speaks of her difficulties with Mother Mary: public humiliations; they lost five novices; she has grown "nervous." :I have such a dread of being a nervous religious." The Definitor General Eugene told them that the customs of each ought to be supply. "Do not be too rigid to keep French or foreign customs but be...
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 99
Scope and Contents S John is discouraged over illnesses: "I am really no good here at all." Aloysius has beginning of angina; many concerns that are personal; poor personal health.
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 100
Scope and Contents S. John writes of sickness and exhaustion, severe blow of S Aloysius' death. Two postulants; two for vows; beginning of chapel; cooperation of Cardinal. Indult's arrival; completion of her term is 1964.
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 101
Scope and Contents S John enclosed billets and relic of the Three Kings; construction has begun; fund-raising too. She is exhausted; term will be up soon. Professions are coming up.
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 102
Scope and Contents S John writes of renewal: office in English. Altar breads and scapulars are their business; they are very busy; donation of breviaries; they arrived 1967. Her 20th anniversary of departure, 1967. Jubilee: 8000 letters sent out. 1st final profession in many years. In 1967 they vote to "come under Order."
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 104
Scope and Contents S John speaks of difficult times; might have to return, but it will be against her wishes; 6/2/1971 speaks of two typhons; poverty, need for extra mass stipends. Meeting of 320 delegates of Constitutional Convention to rewrite constitutions.
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 105
File — Box: Ph2, Folder: 109
File — Box: Ph1, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents 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.