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Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons

Abstract: Letter from Nano Nagle to Miss [Eleanor] Fitzsimons. Nagle reflects on herself and believes she has many faults. She compares the former novice mistress in the Ursuline monastery in Paris to the mustard seed in the Gospel, and expresses hope that the Cork foundation will succeed with her at the helm. She reports on sending boys to the West Indies on missionary work and mentions that the children are brought up to be fond of instructing. She also assures Miss Fitzsimons that she knows that she will take diligent care of the young ladies (novices) and requests her to convey her compliments to the superior, novice mistress, former novice mistress, and young ladies. Nagle tells Fitzsimons that she does not feel fatigue in relation to the school and requests the novice not to be uneasy about her physical health, though she does suffer a great deal in mind.

In collection The Collected Letters of Nano Nagle

Origin information
Cork, Ireland : Nano Nagle
Date created:
Type of resource
text
Physical description
1 leaf
30 x 27 cm
Physical description: Fragment of the original letter.
Date details
The date of the letter is missing, the inferred date is early 1770.
Location of original
Presentation Sisters Congregational Archive, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork.
Ownership/custodial history
Originally housed in the archive of the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork, this letter was gifted to the Irish Presentation Sisters on the occasion of the tercentenary of the birth of Nano Nagle.
Credits
Images courtesy of Presentation Sisters Congregational Archive, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork, and Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork.
Keywords
Nano Nagle, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jansenism, Ursuline Sisters, County Cork, Cork city, Presentation Sisters, Sisters of Charitable Instruction of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, nuns, education in Ireland, Catholicism, Penal Laws.
Languages
English  
Genre
Letter
Subject
Education--Ireland   linked data (lcsh)
Catholic Church
Nagle, Nano, 1718-1784 --Correspondence
Ursulines
Cork (Ireland : County)
Nuns--Ireland
Cork (Ireland)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.   linked data (lcsh)
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_153350
Location
Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary . IE PBVM NN/1/1/3
Suggested credit
"Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons," held by Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. © Public domain. Digital content by CultureArk, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:153350>

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information provided by the Nano Nagle digital humanities project. — Metadata creation date: 2017-09-27

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