KNOW US BETTER - Delia's Room
Delia Tetreault's Room
This room, began to be used by Mother Marie-du-Saint-Esprit in 1925. It was near the office of the assistant with whom she worked a greater part of the day, also close to the procure and the secretariat where she often went to distribute work to the Sisters. It was convenient, but it was also the only room available in this small Mother house of the time.
The very thought that between these two walls, our Mother worked, suffered and prayed much, especially during her last years among us, makes this room very special attraction for us M.I.C.s.
Armchair on wheel. M. Jutras, an employee of the Mother House, fabricated it, so that our dear patient could be moved from place to place.
Black shawl, placed on the wheelchair, as used during the last illness of the Foundress.
|Inside this piece of furniture, known as a cornice bed, was a folding cot. It is similar to that used by the Foundress until 1933, when she fell sick. They then replaced the cornice bed by one of white metal, similar to hospital beds.|
|This writing desk comes from the Montmarquet family. This, together with the bed and the backless chair were the only pieces of furniture in the room of the Foundress at the beginning of the Institute. It was on this same desk that she wrote her first letters to the missionaries of China.|
Large brown cupboard brought by Délia from her home. In those days, at the back of this piece of furniture, there was always an assortment of glass framed pictures for the new houses. At present, this cupboard contains clothes of the Foundress, such as were worn in her time.
Black cape, black veil, black muslin band, band of white linen, wimple of white cotton white starched linen wimple, apron-dress of white cotton, long black mantle white starched linen wimple, white woollen dress, blue cord and crucifix received on profession day.