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Saturday, October 8, 2011

To St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Mosaic of  Our Lady of Prompt Succor.
Old Ursulines Convent complex,
French Quarter, New Orleans

October 8, 1818 ~ Philippine writes to Mother Barat, "Last Saturday, (October 3) we received the first packets of mail from France, when our three boarding pupils arrived.  So our Lady, on this day dedicated to her, added to the many graces we owe her that of the foundation of our first American boarding school. We are invoking her under the title of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, as we promised the kind Ursulines we would. 

Taken from the book:  Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne

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