Found in 608 Collections and/or Records:
Chatard, of Indianapolis, makes requests, donations.
Eight young women ask to visit Port Tobacco : "making an excursion there this august if it be agreeable to you and the Ladies of the Convent." "..some are very small and one elderly Lady under whose guide we shall be." Signed by Julia Cannon, Martha Goulding, Anne Smith, Catharine Smith, Mary Smith, Maria Lalor, Eliza Winter, Jane Neale. Original in Georgetown Visitation Archives.
Regarding floodgates and farm fences for Dulaney Valley Road.
Mother Josefa de San Juan Bautista answers Baltimore's request for help at time of closing of academy in Baltimore. They send 3 oz of gold (it is a portion of a sum donated by a benefactor). Mentions beginning of Cuba Carmel, from Cartagena des Indias, in 1700. See correspondence of John Stafford to Carroll in 1792 relative to beginnings of Havana Carmel.
In french. Tells of a young girl who seems to have a vocation to the Carmelites.
Discusses tax bills and tells Aunt what her part is ($16.66+); mentions Ladies of the Sacred Heart. His father is ill. Relative is living in the villages of Loretto (PA.)
Ignatius Coombs, SJ correspondence to Archbishop Whitfield, concerning having a chaplain to replace B.Fenwick: 5/3/32: "And it is a great misfortune that such a congregation should be left destitute."
Spiritual advice to S.Stanislaus includes statements such as "What is sweeter than flattery believed." "Don't become gloomy, never look back." He is glad she is in the school, but asks her to be prudent. He teases her (or scolds her), tells of visit to Syria, and refers to community: "You are a community of the greatest importance to religion." Refers to fellow Jesuits, especially those in exile (21 in number), now living in St. Joseph, Philadelphia.
John Murphy of Murphy and Co., Baltimore, is ailing, remembers prayers, returns manuscript without encouraging author.
"A visit to the Carmel is like a pilgrimage to me, because I used to hear Father Price speak about it and it is one of the first places I went as a young priest looking for prayers." Gratitude, too, for donations. "...it is a fact that we live to help each other, bear one another's burdens and so you shall fulfill the law of Christ."
In gratitude for prayers said for his father.
Re keeping his daughter Elizabeth's dowry.
From Scolasticate of the Society of Jesuit, concerning purchase of Raccolta; payable to Fr. C. Piccirillo, SJ.
Certificate signifying perpetual membership by Carmelites in The Jesuit Seminary Fund, signed Francis O'Brien, S.J.
From Athens, Georgia, Sandaal writes of health of St. Joseph. Gives his opinion of picture of Infant of Prague sent by her; prizes it very highly. League of the Sacred Heart.
Then pastor in Baltimore, Foley will preach at the veiling of Sr. Augustine Tuckerman. He will be named bishop of Detroit in 1888.
Written to Mother Beatrix, Shea seeks information about Carmel for his book of life of John Carroll; he has contacted Prioress of New Orleans who asked about the Holy Man of Tours. Requests pictures. Mentions McMasters, (Gertrude and Teresa) and fact that the church of Conewago, Pa, in which their ancestors, the Baron and Baroness de Beelen are buried, is celebrating an anniversary.
John Williams writes "to invite you to open a Carmelite Convent in Boston. The faithful in Boston desire to have one of your houses here...." Subsequent correspondence of gratitude.
Discusses Eulalia Tuckerman, who becomes S. Augustine, foundress of Santa Clara.
A thank you for donation; also 3/3/1949, Shrine Director's opinion of picture of shrine.
Ryder's gratitude for gift of bourse; mentions growth of Carmel community and adds that Jesuits "cannot console ourselves in the increase of men." Many die off and scarcely any recruits present themselves. He gives Carmelites a biography of St. Ignatius. Writes from Georgetown.
Two letters written by Fr. Joseph Smith CSSR to a confrere, and kept as "relics" of Rev. Father Giustiniana, CM, who they venerated as a saint. The letters discuss a property matter involving the Carmelites. Written from St. Vincent's College, Latrobe.