St. Francis de Sales’ Church,

4625 Springfield Ave. Philadelphia, 10 Febr. 1913.

(For Mother Beatrix)


Dear Sister Teresa:


I thank Rev. Mother Prioress and you for your kindness in asking me to the funeral of your dear Mother Gertrude. I consulted with others to ascertain if I could possibly attend it (as I should like to) and make a train for Virginia on which I am obliged to go this morning. But unfortunately if I were to go to Oak Lane, I would miss this train.


I give Rev. Mother Prioress, you and your Sisters my heartfelt sympathy in your bereavement and I pray God to console you.


I will remember Mother Gertrude and all of you in my Masses.



Very sincerely in Xt.


      +D. J. Dougherty.