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Father George M. Searle, C. S. P. was an accomplished mathematician and astronomer, Professor of Mathematics at The Catholic University of America from 1895-1897, and Superior General of the Paulists from 1904-1910.




"Dear Mother Joseph,
I am so sorry I did not answer your letter sooner with regard to Etta Doris. I really do not know what had better be done. It seems a shame to have her return to such a place as her parents have But I may leave…


"Dear Rev. Mother,
You wrote me some time ago that you had room for several children; therefore I hope it will not inconvenience you to recieve (sic), at so short a notice, two girls, tomorrow afternoon. One of them is a child from…


“Mother Catherine,
Dear Lady,
I now write to you again making three times to give me my child Daisy Ellis that is Baltimore school I called to see you But was not given that privilege I have only received answer to one tell me…

In this letter, Katharine Drexel outlines how her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and Mother Joseph's Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart are to collaborate in taking care of African American children.

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From the top of page 6: "I got very much excited and said past what I thought about the grown deaf mutes, Mo. B did not have time to tell me your plans so when I came home I gave the three of them to Sr. Magdalen for our dormitory work, thus giving…

In this November 14, 1904 letter to Father O’Connell of Pittsburgh, Mother Demetrias responds to his request for details about their Italian work and his inquiry as to whether The Mission Helpers would like to continue that work in Pittsburgh. She…

In this letter to Mother Joseph, Demetrias writes from Aquadilla: “We left San Juan July 4th, we arrived here six hours or so afterwards, it was not though an unpleasant trip, for the scenery was magnificent. The sisters here look well and happy.…


“My dearest Rev. Mother, We have been having great doings in San Juan, there was a riot here Tuesday and the City was in the state of the wildest excitement, the rioters were very near us, and you could hear shots fired and hear…

This is a letter Mother Demetrias sent to Mother Joseph from Puerto Rico on September 20, 1905. Demetrias begins by asking for new bags and pockets to be sent to the sisters in Puerto Rico, as theirs are in poor condition. She informs Mo. Joseph that…
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