Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
Blueprints and architectural plans suggested by an SVD architect and accompanying correspondence of S.Margaret Mary, at Naga.
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.
S Mary of the Heart of Jesus writes to Prioress concerning the celebration of her silver jubilee; includes pictures, holy cards, and copy of renewal of marriage vows by siblings, and program. Lucy/Peanuts comic strip illustration.
The Deed of donation for the ovens used in making of altar breads, 1974; financial negotiations for new equipment needed to purchase for making of altar breads; acknowledgement for Archbishop, Naga.
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 list of the nuns at Naga, including profession dates, present age; lay sisters, out-sisters, and postulants also named.
M Aloysis writes of discouragement: "Truly I'm ready today to give up." mu= "most unworthy." New plans; S John will go to Manila novitiate as director. Doubts it will work. Comments on S John...and on their failures. "...if I am kicked out." Trials.
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.
S Marie Cecile, formerly Prioress at Shanghai, write concerning the plight of her monastery and church in Shanghai after Communist arrival; the "terror" that befell foreign Sister. She has authorization to reestablish at Lucena; makes requests and sends picture of the "Church of the Silence." "My own weakness is my strength."