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First Election - 1874

Posted 11/25/2018

 “In October of 1874, the Community decided that their numbers were large enough to have an elected superior.”


Bishop Gilmore was unable to preside at the elections so he “asked the superior of the Jesuits, Reverend Nicholas Greisch, to preside. Mother Immaculate Heart and Mother Amadeus went to Cleveland to consult the vicar-general, Father James Conlon, about the election procedure. He decided it should take place as soon as possible and authorized Father Greisch accordingly. 

Accompanied by Mother Annunciation of Cleveland, the two nuns returned to Toledo, and early the next day the Community assembled for election in the French chapel, where they unanimously voted Mother Amadeus superior. Her Council was composed of Mother Immaculate Heart, assistant; Mother Blessed Sacrament, zelatrice; Mother Annunciation Warner, depositary.
The first care of the new superior was to have work completed on the chapel completed. As Mother Alphonsus had planned, on December 8, 1874, saw its dedication under the title, Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart.”


The material quoted here is taken from A Tree in the Valley by Sr. Lelia Mahoney.