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Taking the faith up the hills

The Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters will celebrate their centenary of arrival in Trinidad in November. This is Part Four of the history of the Order.

The classes in religious instruction became very popular. Many who had drifted from the faith and needed only a helping hand to bring them back came. There were only three in the class at first but by the end of the first year, there were almost 100. Men came as well as women; usually after Confirmation the men joined the local Holy Name Society and the women came together at the mothers’ meetings.

The census, the Sisters had thought, would be a minor task. They were given a map which they studied very carefully. It looked simple, but it was a very different matter when they went to work. They had not realised how different was the reality from the flat map. The topography of Port of Spain consists chiefly of hills.

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