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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

China: Hong Kong, 50th Anniv Book, 1983, Death of M Cecilia, 1984

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 137
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2120
Scope and Contents

50th Anniversary Book of Hong Kong Carmel; Death notice of Mother Mary Cecilia of the Sacred Heart, Carmel of Hong Kong, 1912-1984. She was Cecilia Leung, of Canton. ENtered Carmel in 1931--the first Chinese professed. History of Hong Kong foundation. Elected prioress in 1947. Died 2/20/1984.

Dates: 1700-1990; Majority of material found in 1850-1980

China: Hong Kong, General Correspondence, 1963-1986, 02/15/1963-12/28/1986

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 135
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2118
Scope and Contents

General correspondence, by Ss. Agnes Marie, Emmanuel, and Caroline.

Dates: 02/15/1963-12/28/1986

China: Hong Kong, Narrative of World War II exper, 1945, 12/08/1941-8/15/1045

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 132
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2115
Scope and Contents A narrative of the wartime experiences at Hong Kong from 1941. Bombing, shortages, take over by Japanese, taking in Canossian Sisters and their 15 orphans whose property was destroyed. These Sisters remain in turn-house throughout the war. Japanese take over on Christmas Day; Carmelites probably spared because Canossian Sisters announce they are all from Italy. But they fear for their Belgian Mother and two other Sisters. Carmel became cook-house for the Japanese soldiers who slowly warm...
Dates: 12/08/1941-8/15/1045

China: Hong Kong, S Cecilia, 1947-1949, 09/21/1949-04/07/1949

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 134
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2117
Scope and Contents

S Cecilia tells Mother Mary Magdalen about the visit of Sisters John and Aloysius, retreat of Father Thomas Kilduff, sends death notice of foundress, S Therese of the Child Jesus, mentions MMM's voction to China, and comments on the Lipa Carmel devotions.

Dates: 09/21/1949-04/07/1949

China: Hong Kong, S Cecilia, 1975-1982, 04/23/1975-05/21/1982

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 136
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2119
Scope and Contents

S. Cecilia writes to Mother Mary Magdalen: gratitude for contributions; longing for some kind of association or federation like the one in the United States; mentions success of English Carmels in doing this; mentions survival through the war; asks advise re formation; discussion of new "Declaration" 11/7/1977.

Dates: 04/23/1975-05/21/1982

China: Mainland, Shanghai Carmel, ca 1947

 File — Box AA1: Series Series 6; Series Series 11, Folder: 131
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2114
Scope and Contents

Newsarticle from U.S. paper that relates return of U.S. Carmelite Nun to Hong Kong, from Shanghai Carmel, from which she was forced to leave. S.Theresa, originally from New York, is now in poor, failing health, thus exit visa was granted by the Communist government.

Dates: 1700-1990; Majority of material found in 1850-1980

Jaro: S.John re beginning struggles, 1947-1948, 10/28/1947-09/26/1948

 File — Box Ph1: Series Series 6, Folder: 50
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.2044
Scope and Contents

In first, Sister John relates that hardships have begun but they intend to persevere. "We're not coming home." Asks the to continue to draw Holy Cross billets and to remain in Apostleship of Prayer. They have heard from Hong Kong; in need of veils, breviaries. In second, John writes of S. Aloysius' back problems; beds are rattan. Teeth problems and rash. Speaks of Mother Mary Magdalen's coming; begins plans for it.

Dates: 10/28/1947-09/26/1948