In the morning of June 12, passengers disembarking from the Kensington, were bidding farewell to their friends and acquaintances; suddenly a sailor said to Sister Marie de Jesus: "A sister dressed like you is waiting for you down there." One minute! And both religious were embracing; they had never surmised on October 23, 1902 that they would see each other again. They were now together to work on this American soil. It was a great joy! (R-2).
"Where do we go from here? "asked Sister Marie de Jesus. "To the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary", was the response. It was done so. Once we were at the Grande Allée, we had to talk about France; one never loves it so much as when one is far away! We also had to share the news, but the traveler could not forget her mission. Both religious surveyed the situation, drafted an agenda, and… started their search.
They paid a visit to Sister Candide de Jesus and decided to leave the following day for St. Anne de Beaupré. (R-2)
* Sr. Marie de Jésus was warmly welcomed by the Sisters Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Grande Allée, Quebec, a friendly gesture that these same religious would extend to all the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis landing on Canadian soil. (45 Years of Devoted Service on American Soil, p. 25)
** Brief narrative of this visit…next page…