Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
First letter sent by S John Wise. "I have what I have wanted for a long time." Says welcome was beatiful; most of the baggage arrived; spent two weeks in Manila; quotes poem Mother Mary Magdalen last wrote to her: "He knows, He loves, He cares, Nothing this truth can dim; He gives His very best to those who leave the choice to Him."
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.
Thomas Kilduff, OCD, welcomes two American missionaries to Jaro; remind them that they have ventured as first into "far east." Reminds them, too, of power of devil, his frustration because he "can do nothing against those who really love our Lord."