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Corresp: Ambrose Marechal, 1817-27, 10/4/1817-3/6/1827

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: GAMMS.4.45.1514

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10/4/1817: re exam of Juliana Sewall; wants to visit; "I rejoiced at the idea of having the consolation of seeing the Daughters of St. Theresa in the United States exhibiting the same example of fervour and piety which have illustrated so many convents of Carmelites in Europe." Pope will be happy too. He includes statistical sketch of Visitation Sisters and asks for similar presentation from Carmelites; 2/12/1817: Gives permission for three to enter--despite lack of proper accommodations or support problems. (These are Ambrosia Jameson,Stanislaus Smith and Barbara Neale) 10/29/1818: grants permission to S. Barbary (sic); is worried about her daughters. They mustn't be exposed to any danger of losing morals or religion; it is "my sacred duty" to "invite you both to ponder again this important subject before God. (allowing Barbara to enter while daughters are still at home). Mentions Ambrosia's profession; reminds her not to forget Ambrose. 2/2/1821: so thankful to hear from her after a space of weeks were lost; Superior of Vistandines and Srs of Charity have died. "I was in a continual fear of being soon informed that you were with St. Theresa in Heaven" For you know, there is no purgatory for Carmelites. Re consecration of cathedral; reference to Whitfield: "fat and handsome..." Worldings doubt his mortifications. 5/10/1823: Sumpathy on death of Neale; despite your desire for Jesuits, Francis Neale is not interested. Suggests Edelen. 2/7/1824: he has appointed E. Fenwick to replace B. Fenwick. Expresses concern that priest-chaplain at PT needs to be a farmer. 7/28/1824: he has engaged Roger Taney for case; and Dorsey. 3/15/1824: authorizes B. Fenwick and F. Neale to be present at election. 5/24/1826: Mentions Taney's assurance of successful outcome of just case. Spiritual retreat. Multitude of faithful; wished both communities of Sisters could have been there. Piety, recollection, compunction, full choir. 3/6/1827: speaks of ill health; Clare Joseph; himself; and extraordinary good health of the Pope--like a miracle.


  • Creation: 10/4/1817-3/6/1827



From the Record Group: 3 linear feet