Found in 608 Collections and/or Records:
A note from William Horigan to Irene Ord which mentions Gertrude Muth and the visit of the Third Order, Baltimore Chapter, to Port Tobacco.
A thank you letter from William Horigan, SJ, to Mother Mary Magdalen Brunck re: information on Port Tobacco sent; plaques being readied at Port Tobacco.
Two letters from William Keeler to Constance FitzGerald re: Bicentennial Planning Committe for the Archdiocese and tickets to the Bicentennial Concert.
Two letters from Isabelle Hagerty to Laurence Kelly, SJ,: 2/18/1948: re: movement to restore Port Tobacco, MD.; 2/12/1050: mentions the nuns may return to Port Tobacco, Restorers news, buiding a Chapel at Mount Carmel.
Two letters from John M. McNamara, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore to Laurence Kelly, SJ,: June 14, 1935 re: his support of the Restorers project; June 13, 1938 re: his acceptence "to officiate at the blessing of the restored 'Carmel' on July 16, 1938."
A letter from Joseph B. Code, author of Great American Foundresses, to Laurence Kelly, SJ, saying: "It was only after my book was published that I learned of the existence of a difference of opinion concerning the real 'foundress' of the American Carmelites. But I preferr to believe... that the successors to the Port Tobacco Nuns should know who deserves the title foundress."
Discusses brown cloth belonging to Sisters; he has not been able to find sale for it, therefore returns fabric. Difficulty of sale is complicated by "embarrasing nature of the times since 1857."
Adelaide de la Teresa writes from Convent of "Descalsed Carmelites", Savannah, Ga. She spent three days at Boston and is with Spanish Carmelites in Savannah, see Gross correspondence with S. Louise, and Currier's Carmel in America, p. 298, 309, 340; also Appendix G, 427. Adelaide arrived in Savannah 8/30/1877, received two novices, left Savannah for Yonkers, 9/24/1879; sailed to Spain 5/22/1881; to Madrid; now out of debt, 1890.
Sister Agnes of the Immaculate Conception Kelly congratulates Mother Baptista on her silver jubilee.
Written from Georgetown College where he is a novice, Aloysius tells his sister that he is in "the safe harbour of religious retreat." He has received habit; has experienced trials. Has lived a worldly life; so begs prayers for perseverance in the society. Secular priesthood is an idea he dislikes.
Regarding repository of the Blessed Sacrament, its dubious placement, preferred place, but tolerable placement for duration.
Gratitude; it is Vocation Week in Pittsburgh. Written from Philadelphia.
The Carmelite Nuns of Baltimore tell Havana Carmel that school is closed and therefore they need financial assistance; now want to shut out "the distractions and anxiety necessarily incident to the teaching of a school."
Lawyer for Camelites, John Scott, to James T. Blackistone re property (1/2 owned by Mr. Guy), rest by Miss J. Sewall (Possibly Teresa Sewall, OCD.) Guy should not have any complaint whatsoever against the Carmelite Institution. If any, author says that he will take all the blame and will press suit, if necessary, against Guy.
Brother Conrad asks questions concerning the portrait of Sister Clare Joseph Dickinson, done by Franciscan, and chart of U.S.Carmels that was in a first issue of National edition of the Register, Denver.
Brother Vogt writes concerning his music to "Little Flower."
Stonestreet reiterates rule of Jesuits that they are "forbidden all care of religious women"-- a rule of St. Ignatius. Limits: :to preach occasionally, to give retreats sometimes and when we cannot well help it, extraconfessors, is the uttermost length of our powers." Written to S.Stanislaus Smith. Suggests possibility of one retreat. Written from Georgetown.
From Brussels, the last letter of Balthassar Joseph Ignace de Villegas D'Estainbourg, to Father Neale and sisters; he is still in hope of getting Visitandines, wants help of Fr. Stone of College. Fr.Francis Neale. Has sent books to Maryland; Jesuits. Negotiates donations, legal aspects of same. Two letters from his cousin, the Lady Dowager de Villegas de Louvrange, born de Villegas d'Aa, in French. (See "Carmel in America," pp.75-79.)
De Villegas asks that the heart of "my patron saint Joseph" be added to the title of the first foundation. He wishes them a happy passage to America; that his heart will follow, and hopes the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the house they will live in there. He tells them he has written to "your conductor Father Neal" about money contribution. Written from Brussels.
About reception of Carmel in America; placing "the volume in the very hands of the Pope. He could not read it but still he turned the pages over interestedly, and he made me tell him the story of "Carmel in America" as I had learned it from you. He directed me to say he sends you his thanks and his blessing for your centennial."
Has gotten permissions to hear confessions occasinally; and supoporting letter of Ed Sponga, SJ for same.
Cunningham tells of the difficulty of life; relates loss of a plane with two of the missionaries; his own health not good; hardships for other missionaries. Fr. Delon, one of Fathers lost; Delon often visited Cunningham home in Baltimore.
E.Langdale's speaks of Father Victorino, OCD, her confessor, now in India; and encloses copy of letter dictated by sister of Saint Therese in 1931 (Sister Francoise Theresa, Convent of the Visitation, Caen, France). Refers to her own devotion to Sacred Heart and to St. Therese.
Fr. Francis Covallo writes from Sierra Leona, Africa, acknowledging spiritual assistance.