Archive Treasures: Bishop Reports to Mother about her Sisters

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Bishop Joyce gives some feedback to the Mother General about how her Handmaids are doing in Vermont, our first convent outside New Mexico.

This 1966 letter from the Bishop of Burlington is a happy memory from our time in Vermont. It was the first convent set up outside of New Mexico when the Handmaids from the desert mountain canyon traveled to the colder climate of Vermont. Bishop Robert Joyce was letting the Mother General, Mother Dolorosa, know what he thought of her Sisters. Fortunately, it was all kind and grateful!

He knew the Handmaids were working hard for him, but also that they were praying even harder.