The entire parish of Pabos seems to be receptive, and we hope to do good to such welcoming and warm-hearted people: the enthusiastic welcome we received enables us to foresee a pleasant future.
Although Mgr. Bossé had asked our General Superior to send only two sisters "to see for themselves" and added that Your Highness thought it was late in the season to comme to Canada, our Reverend Mother, according to the information received from Monsignor on the present situation at St. Adelaide, did not deem necessary, because of further expenses, "to send first two sisters to see for themselves." She has, therefore, urged us to remain in his diocese. We have, by the way, found everything just as Mgr. Bossé had said it; we could even say
"better" than he had said it: the convent is spacious, comfortable, and compares with many of the French houses; the school revenues and the assistance we receive from the parishioners enable us to live easily; and we understand that the present building is not only adequate, but that it will also flourish and become self-sufficient. That is what we write in all sincerity to Your Highness and to our Reverend Mother Superior.
We ask for your blessing, Monsignor, and that you accept the homage of our deep respect from the two of us who are happy to be counted as your diocesans. (C-1)