202. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1862

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    J.M & J.T. 13th Feb. 1862 My dear Brother, I was happy to hear from you through Sr M Charles. It has been many months since I last heard from any of the family. I cannot tell you my dear Brother how much I suffered with you when I heard the news of the great fire and of your great loss. I cannot but think our Lord will reward you some other way most bountifully. I almost began doubting the care of St Joseph for at that very time I was in the midst of a Novena in his honour -- for you. I now tell him he must not let you suffer in your temporal affairs. It must be a great consolation to dear Father Mother and all that you are so resigned and cheerful under your trials. Yesterday Mrs Meede from Va. called upon us and very kindly offered to deliver a letter to you. I was much relieved to think I might be sure of your getting it. My dear Brother when Mr Murphy came he told us that as their was not any name[End Page 1] specified upon the Bond, should it be lost or anything happen to it on the way it would never be recovered, and he felt [illegible] that [illegible] should at some future time there would be some difficulty about money matters he felt certain that Maryland would not suffer from the south; but that there would be a general compromise in that line. Rev Mother returns your many thanks for your offer of kind assistance but as transportation is so very uncertain, will now leave it in the hands of a kind providence. We have had a great deal of sickness the last six weeks; it came on with a severe cold but affected the nuns differently. Only three escaped and I was one of that number. On last Saturday morning Sr Mary of the Incarnation a lay Sister died. Will you please pray for her. She had a very happy death, we all loved her very much. Sr Ambrosia has been very ill but is thought out of danger. She asks you to pray for her. We have also another in the last stage of consumption. I was very happy to learn so much good news of the Nuns in Columbia, that Sr M. Charles told me. I would rather Ellen Spann would be devoted to St Gertrude[End Page 2] next after St Joseph and St Teresa. It seems too, like the name will suit her. The Archbishop told me today of his having received a letter from Robert Lynch, enclosing two for home, which he sent down by Ft [illegible]. He says you have many other consolations so I must not think your loss troubles you much. He also with Father Early & [illegible] Jno Murphy, beg to be remembered to you. I hope Conlaw Lynch is a good boy, will you ask him to wear this scapular and [illegible] which has a Gospel and Billet within it, and tell him that every day I will ask our B Lady to take care of him but he must do so too. I will be glad when Sr Mary Charles calls again that I may ask about Hugh, I did not hear how his health was. It must be a great comfort to Father & Mother for them both to be at home. My dear Brother give my love to Sister Baptiste, Sr Gertrude, Sr Ursula & Sr Augustine, it is a great source of pleasure to learn that they flourishing so well. Also to bro John, Sister Eliza and all the children, Sister Agathe &c. I hope they will continue well at home or rather I hope our lord ever find them disposed to accomplish His holy will. I suppose there is also much difficulty in hearing from Sr Mary, when you write give her my love. Anna[End Page 3] Henrietta, Cornelia, brother Francis and Hugh. If we would only make proper use of these times we might all become Saints. I hope sister Eliza does not feel too much troubled. My love to Augusta, I was sorry to hear of little James' sickness. I hope [illegible] that both she and Eustace have been much comforted by our Lord and the intercession of James and Julia. Please accept my dear Brother of this cap, a poor one but it comes from Carmel, our B. Lady's home. Rev Mother Mother Teresa, and all the Community join in sending kind remembrance to all, and begging your good prayers. We hope that Bishop McGill has recovered from his sickness. Be sure my dear Brother ever to pray much for your affectionate sister & child. Antonia of the Purification D.C. [illegible] Please give these [illegible] to Sister Baptiste I think she asked for them once. The crosses on the scapulars were not [illegible] that I sent her a long time ago. I was disappointed in an opportunity [illegible][End Page 4]
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    J.M & J.T. 13th Feb. 1862 My dear Brother, I was happy to hear from you through Sr M Charles. It has been many months since I last heard from any of the family. I cannot tell you my dear Brother how much I suffered with you when I heard the news of the great fire and of your great loss. I cannot but think our Lord will reward you some other way most bountifully. I almost began doubting the care of St Joseph for at that very time I was in the midst of a Novena in his honour -- for you. I now tell him he must not let you suffer in your temporal affairs. It must be a great consolation to dear Father Mother and all that you are so resigned and cheerful under your trials. Yesterday Mrs Meede from Va. called upon us and very kindly offered to deliver a letter to you. I was much relieved to think I might be sure of your getting it. My dear Brother when Mr Murphy came he told us that as their was not any name[End Page 1] specified upon the Bond, should it be lost or anything happen to it on the way it would never be recovered, and he felt [illegible] that [illegible] should at some future time there would be some difficulty about money matters he felt certain that Maryland would not suffer from the south; but that there would be a general compromise in that line. Rev Mother returns your many thanks for your offer of kind assistance but as transportation is so very uncertain, will now leave it in the hands of a kind providence. We have had a great deal of sickness the last six weeks; it came on with a severe cold but affected the nuns differently. Only three escaped and I was one of that number. On last Saturday morning Sr Mary of the Incarnation a lay Sister died. Will you please pray for her. She had a very happy death, we all loved her very much. Sr Ambrosia has been very ill but is thought out of danger. She asks you to pray for her. We have also another in the last stage of consumption. I was very happy to learn so much good news of the Nuns in Columbia, that Sr M. Charles told me. I would rather Ellen Spann would be devoted to St Gertrude[End Page 2] next after St Joseph and St Teresa. It seems too, like the name will suit her. The Archbishop told me today of his having received a letter from Robert Lynch, enclosing two for home, which he sent down by Ft [illegible]. He says you have many other consolations so I must not think your loss troubles you much. He also with Father Early & [illegible] Jno Murphy, beg to be remembered to you. I hope Conlaw Lynch is a good boy, will you ask him to wear this scapular and [illegible] which has a Gospel and Billet within it, and tell him that every day I will ask our B Lady to take care of him but he must do so too. I will be glad when Sr Mary Charles calls again that I may ask about Hugh, I did not hear how his health was. It must be a great comfort to Father & Mother for them both to be at home. My dear Brother give my love to Sister Baptiste, Sr Gertrude, Sr Ursula & Sr Augustine, it is a great source of pleasure to learn that they flourishing so well. Also to bro John, Sister Eliza and all the children, Sister Agathe &c. I hope they will continue well at home or rather I hope our lord ever find them disposed to accomplish His holy will. I suppose there is also much difficulty in hearing from Sr Mary, when you write give her my love. Anna[End Page 3] Henrietta, Cornelia, brother Francis and Hugh. If we would only make proper use of these times we might all become Saints. I hope sister Eliza does not feel too much troubled. My love to Augusta, I was sorry to hear of little James' sickness. I hope [illegible] that both she and Eustace have been much comforted by our Lord and the intercession of James and Julia. Please accept my dear Brother of this cap, a poor one but it comes from Carmel, our B. Lady's home. Rev Mother Mother Teresa, and all the Community join in sending kind remembrance to all, and begging your good prayers. We hope that Bishop McGill has recovered from his sickness. Be sure my dear Brother ever to pray much for your affectionate sister & child. Antonia of the Purification D.C. [illegible] Please give these [illegible] to Sister Baptiste I think she asked for them once. The crosses on the scapulars were not [illegible] that I sent her a long time ago. I was disappointed in an opportunity [illegible][End Page 4]
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    J.M & J.T. 13th Feb. 1862 My dear Brother, I was happy to hear from you through Sr M Charles. It has been many months since I last heard from any of the family. I cannot tell you my dear Brother how much I suffered with you when I heard the news of the great fire and of your great loss. I cannot but think our Lord will reward you some other way most bountifully. I almost began doubting the care of St Joseph for at that very time I was in the midst of a Novena in his honour -- for you. I now tell him he must not let you suffer in your temporal affairs. It must be a great consolation to dear Father Mother and all that you are so resigned and cheerful under your trials. Yesterday Mrs Meede from Va. called upon us and very kindly offered to deliver a letter to you. I was much relieved to think I might be sure of your getting it. My dear Brother when Mr Murphy came he told us that as their was not any name[End Page 1] specified upon the Bond, should it be lost or anything happen to it on the way it would never be recovered, and he felt [illegible] that [illegible] should at some future time there would be some difficulty about money matters he felt certain that Maryland would not suffer from the south; but that there would be a general compromise in that line. Rev Mother returns your many thanks for your offer of kind assistance but as transportation is so very uncertain, will now leave it in the hands of a kind providence. We have had a great deal of sickness the last six weeks; it came on with a severe cold but affected the nuns differently. Only three escaped and I was one of that number. On last Saturday morning Sr Mary of the Incarnation a lay Sister died. Will you please pray for her. She had a very happy death, we all loved her very much. Sr Ambrosia has been very ill but is thought out of danger. She asks you to pray for her. We have also another in the last stage of consumption. I was very happy to learn so much good news of the Nuns in Columbia, that Sr M. Charles told me. I would rather Ellen Spann would be devoted to St Gertrude[End Page 2] next after St Joseph and St Teresa. It seems too, like the name will suit her. The Archbishop told me today of his having received a letter from Robert Lynch, enclosing two for home, which he sent down by Ft [illegible]. He says you have many other consolations so I must not think your loss troubles you much. He also with Father Early & [illegible] Jno Murphy, beg to be remembered to you. I hope Conlaw Lynch is a good boy, will you ask him to wear this scapular and [illegible] which has a Gospel and Billet within it, and tell him that every day I will ask our B Lady to take care of him but he must do so too. I will be glad when Sr Mary Charles calls again that I may ask about Hugh, I did not hear how his health was. It must be a great comfort to Father & Mother for them both to be at home. My dear Brother give my love to Sister Baptiste, Sr Gertrude, Sr Ursula & Sr Augustine, it is a great source of pleasure to learn that they flourishing so well. Also to bro John, Sister Eliza and all the children, Sister Agathe &c. I hope they will continue well at home or rather I hope our lord ever find them disposed to accomplish His holy will. I suppose there is also much difficulty in hearing from Sr Mary, when you write give her my love. Anna[End Page 3] Henrietta, Cornelia, brother Francis and Hugh. If we would only make proper use of these times we might all become Saints. I hope sister Eliza does not feel too much troubled. My love to Augusta, I was sorry to hear of little James' sickness. I hope [illegible] that both she and Eustace have been much comforted by our Lord and the intercession of James and Julia. Please accept my dear Brother of this cap, a poor one but it comes from Carmel, our B. Lady's home. Rev Mother Mother Teresa, and all the Community join in sending kind remembrance to all, and begging your good prayers. We hope that Bishop McGill has recovered from his sickness. Be sure my dear Brother ever to pray much for your affectionate sister & child. Antonia of the Purification D.C. [illegible] Please give these [illegible] to Sister Baptiste I think she asked for them once. The crosses on the scapulars were not [illegible] that I sent her a long time ago. I was disappointed in an opportunity [illegible][End Page 4]
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    J.M & J.T. 13th Feb. 1862 My dear Brother, I was happy to hear from you through Sr M Charles. It has been many months since I last heard from any of the family. I cannot tell you my dear Brother how much I suffered with you when I heard the news of the great fire and of your great loss. I cannot but think our Lord will reward you some other way most bountifully. I almost began doubting the care of St Joseph for at that very time I was in the midst of a Novena in his honour -- for you. I now tell him he must not let you suffer in your temporal affairs. It must be a great consolation to dear Father Mother and all that you are so resigned and cheerful under your trials. Yesterday Mrs Meede from Va. called upon us and very kindly offered to deliver a letter to you. I was much relieved to think I might be sure of your getting it. My dear Brother when Mr Murphy came he told us that as their was not any name[End Page 1] specified upon the Bond, should it be lost or anything happen to it on the way it would never be recovered, and he felt [illegible] that [illegible] should at some future time there would be some difficulty about money matters he felt certain that Maryland would not suffer from the south; but that there would be a general compromise in that line. Rev Mother returns your many thanks for your offer of kind assistance but as transportation is so very uncertain, will now leave it in the hands of a kind providence. We have had a great deal of sickness the last six weeks; it came on with a severe cold but affected the nuns differently. Only three escaped and I was one of that number. On last Saturday morning Sr Mary of the Incarnation a lay Sister died. Will you please pray for her. She had a very happy death, we all loved her very much. Sr Ambrosia has been very ill but is thought out of danger. She asks you to pray for her. We have also another in the last stage of consumption. I was very happy to learn so much good news of the Nuns in Columbia, that Sr M. Charles told me. I would rather Ellen Spann would be devoted to St Gertrude[End Page 2] next after St Joseph and St Teresa. It seems too, like the name will suit her. The Archbishop told me today of his having received a letter from Robert Lynch, enclosing two for home, which he sent down by Ft [illegible]. He says you have many other consolations so I must not think your loss troubles you much. He also with Father Early & [illegible] Jno Murphy, beg to be remembered to you. I hope Conlaw Lynch is a good boy, will you ask him to wear this scapular and [illegible] which has a Gospel and Billet within it, and tell him that every day I will ask our B Lady to take care of him but he must do so too. I will be glad when Sr Mary Charles calls again that I may ask about Hugh, I did not hear how his health was. It must be a great comfort to Father & Mother for them both to be at home. My dear Brother give my love to Sister Baptiste, Sr Gertrude, Sr Ursula & Sr Augustine, it is a great source of pleasure to learn that they flourishing so well. Also to bro John, Sister Eliza and all the children, Sister Agathe &c. I hope they will continue well at home or rather I hope our lord ever find them disposed to accomplish His holy will. I suppose there is also much difficulty in hearing from Sr Mary, when you write give her my love. Anna[End Page 3] Henrietta, Cornelia, brother Francis and Hugh. If we would only make proper use of these times we might all become Saints. I hope sister Eliza does not feel too much troubled. My love to Augusta, I was sorry to hear of little James' sickness. I hope [illegible] that both she and Eustace have been much comforted by our Lord and the intercession of James and Julia. Please accept my dear Brother of this cap, a poor one but it comes from Carmel, our B. Lady's home. Rev Mother Mother Teresa, and all the Community join in sending kind remembrance to all, and begging your good prayers. We hope that Bishop McGill has recovered from his sickness. Be sure my dear Brother ever to pray much for your affectionate sister & child. Antonia of the Purification D.C. [illegible] Please give these [illegible] to Sister Baptiste I think she asked for them once. The crosses on the scapulars were not [illegible] that I sent her a long time ago. I was disappointed in an opportunity [illegible][End Page 4]
Title:
202. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1862
Creator:
Lynch, Madame Antonia
Date:
1862-02-13
Description:
Letter from Madame Antonia to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the convent at Mt. Carmel in Maryland. February 13, 1862. 4p.
Collection:
Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866
Contributing Institution:
Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lynch family, Catholic church--Maryland--Baltimore
Topical Subject:
Carmelite nuns--Maryland--Baltimore, Convents--Maryland--Baltimore
Shelving Locator:
Box_14_E11_Page_01.jpg
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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