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Letters of Hector Papi 1917.pdf
Included here are three letters from Fr. Hector Papi to the Mission Helpers in 1917, providing the nuns advice on how they are to submit their application to Rome. The forth document is a note made by the Mission Helpers themselves recording which…

History with Papi edits (Compressed).pdf
This document is the first draft of a "cover letter" detailing the Mission Helpers' history which would accompany their application to Rome. This version was sent to Fr. Hector Papi for revision. The notes in pencil are the changes he suggested to…

1912 Constitution.pdf
Included here are the first several pages of the constitutions which the Mission Helpers drafted for themselves between 1906 and 1912. The General Chapter of the Mission Helpers approved the constitutions in 1912, and then Cardinal Gibbons of…

Slattery - Compressed (1).pdf
On June 22, 1902, Fr. Slattery gave a controversial sermon, with Cardinal Gibbons present, at the occasion of Father John Dorsey's first celebration of the Mass. Fr. Dorsey was one of the first two African American priests ordained in the United…

DeSalesReport(B) - Compressed.pdf
Sister DeSales had been a Mission Helper since the 1890s and was intimately involved in the crisis of 1906. As such she played a significant role in aiding Mother Demetrias in her effort to hold an election in November, 1906. Sr. DeSales compiled…

DeSalesReport(A) - Compressed.pdf
Sister DeSales had been a Mission Helper since the 1890s and was intimately involved in the crisis of 1906. As such she played a significant role in aiding Mother Demetrias in her effort to hold an election in November, 1906. Sr. DeSales compiled…

DemToBen1906Nov12.pdf
Transcription:

"My dear Mother Benedict,
I am sure the cable announcing the election surprised you all but what will you think when I tell you Mrs. Hartwell, Miss Maczalouis, Miss Geohegan, Miss Doulon, left shortly after they learned the…

ThreeSistersToTarro -Compressed.pdf
The three young nuns, Sr. Mary Catherine, Sr. Mary Nepomucene, and Sr. Mary Aloysius wrote this letter in support of Mother Joseph and in opposition of Mother Demetrias and her supporters to the Mission Helpers' Spiritual Director Fr. Tarro on…

DemToGibbons.pdf
Mother Demetrias's letter to Cardinal Gibbons calling on him to endorse an election to install a new Mother Superior of the Mission Helpers.

DrexelToJoe1898April11.pdf
Transcription:

"Easter Monday,
Rev. Mother M. Joseph,
Dear Rev. Mother,

I thank you for your kind Easter greeting; I hope you had a bright and joyous Easter. Yesterday we had quite a storm here raised by Mrs Crawford, the mother of Willette.…
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