St. Francis de Sales Rectory

4625 Springfield Ave. Phila.

31 Dec. 1912.

Rev. Mother Beatrix of The Holy Spirit, Prioress of Carmel, Oak Lane, Philadelphia:


Rev. and dear Mother:


I thank you for your letter of yesterday and for the prayers which you and your Sisters are offering for me and my diocese. I also wish you and each one of your community a happy New Year, filled with the blessings of God.


I have been praying to and invoking the “Floweret of Jesus” whenever I wanted a special favor; and in every instance my prayer has been heard, thank God and the saint. I venture to ask you and your Sisters to recommend to her intercession a very special favor which I seek. If I obtain this favor I shall return to the Philippines a happy man. I feel that the “Little Flower” will listen to her own. Please remember me to your Sisters. I am ashamed of myself when I think of what they do for Our Lord.


Very sincerely in Xt.

+ D. J. Dougherty, Bp. of Jaro