Letter from Sr. Mary Evangelist to Fr. Reidy
Pontifical Irish College
Sr. Mary Evangelist
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter signed Sr. (Mary) Evangelist [Bannville], Clochar Naoimh Lughaidh, Ard-Sgoil Naoimh Phroinnsis Seibhir, Balla, County Mayo, to Fr. Reidy [�]. Offering him as 'a staunch friend' an exhaustive summary of the events that led to their present situation: on the one side there were members favouring a relaxation of religious observance � aided by the parish priest of Kiltimagh-, on the other those favouring reviewing the incomplete constitutions of the house � supported by Bishop Morrisroe; explaining how the latter came to side with the priest, against the prioress � mentioning a visit of Fr. Michael O'Flanagan. Archbishop Gilmartin's visitation gave them hopes for a separation of the two factions. Through Morrisroe's machinations, a document from the congregation in Rome did not reach them until elections had been held and his favourites installed in various offices. Further appeals to Rome have been suppressed. Arguing that their boarding school, now broken up, was in no way in competition with the one in Kiltimagh. Favouring amalgamation with the French mother house, and a period of independence leading up to it. [6-9 November 1920]
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