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Letters of Rec 1913.pdf
Included here are six letters sent between the Mission Helpers and the office of Bishop James McFaul of Trenton in 1913. In these letters the nuns are requesting a letter of recommendation from the bishop for them to include in their application to…

Letter of Defferment 1921.pdf
On September 10, 1921, Cardinal Gibbons and the Mission Helpers received this letter from the Vatican deferring their papal approval pending revisions to their constitutions.

In this letter of 1920, Fr. Papi writes to Sr. DeSales advising her not to worry too much about how long it had been since they had heard anything from Rome regarding their application. These things take time, he assures her.

English tranlation of history 1917.pdf
This document is the English version of the cover letter detailing their history, sent to Rome in 1917. It includes the changes Fr. Papi suggested they make to the earlier version. On reading, one can see that almost all mention of Mother Joseph had…

Italian trans. 1917.pdf
This is the Italian version of the cover letter the nuns sent to Rome in 1917, including Fr. Papi's suggested amendments to the historical narrative.

Correspondence with Rome 1917.pdf
Included here are four letters in Italian between the Mission Helpers and Cardinal Pietro Gasparri, the Vatican's Secretary of State, concerning Rome's receipt of the nuns' application.

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…
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