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The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad in November. This is Part Two of the history of the Order, a continuation from Part One which appeared in the June 9 issue.

On the debit side were some of the most unpleasant forms of life they had ever met, the huge cockroaches and spiders which came from nowhere and seemed actually, to the alarmed sisters, to be advancing to attack them.

Also there was the great heat, a contrast to England’s gentle warmth. They became acclimated, however, and they learned not to run from the Gulliver-sized insects but to subdue them with a broom.

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