Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
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.
S. Aloysius tells of visit of "Ma Mere" John is not well. Mother Cecile is the "exiled Prioress from Shanghai who is very edifying. 7/28: "our problem" Mother Mary has left with Rev Mo Cecile; is gone for three weeks, if Father Superior can trust Naga to "Americans" for that long. Deep sigh of relief. "What these years of exile have cost Johnie." Comments on poverty and buying clothing material.
S John writes to Mother Mary Magdalen from Naga and from various stopovers in the United States at the time of her brother's death and funeral.
Sobrepena, a worker at Naga Carmel, gives details on the building going on in Naga, mentions superior "Mary of the Assumption" (a French-Canadian) and provides picture of Carmel and proposed chapel.
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.
Christmas note accompanying Christmas present: a carved plaque and inlaid vases sent by S John Wise and Sisters at Naga. Arrived Feb, 1976. Card signed by Sister Teresita.
Mother Aloysius write Mother M Magdalen to tell her that S. John has asked the Apostolic Delegate to intercede so that MMM could join them; they packed to go. 10/11, five depart. Very little privacy in Manila; much cleaning is necessary at Naga. Santos is grand; Jesuits will be chaplains. People are helpful; Srs of Charity help. They need lighter-weight clothes. Copy of letter pleading for MMM.
A candidate "Edith" writes to tell Mother Mary Magdalen about the shrine at Penafrancia, devotion to Our Lady there, a new pig "Bomer" for "Baltimore" as Mother Aloysius pronounces it; other mention of Mother's accent.
A list of the nuns at Naga, including profession dates, present age; lay sisters, out-sisters, and postulants also named.
Bishop Santos writes to both Thomas Kilduff OCD, Provincial of Friars, and Mother Mary Magdalen, asking them to send their sisters and to found in his diocese (Naga, Nueva Caceres).
S Aloysius worries about troubles, exhaustion of S John, balks about her use of free time; talks of health, aging; her dispositions as leader; abilities; her homesickness for Biddle Street. Altar breads.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.