This second volume of Arnold Janssen’s Letters to South America covers a period of three years, 1900-1902. It includes the “Chile operation” with its initial difficulties in the city of Valdivia and a more auspicious restart in the city of Copiapó.
The story of Argentina presents the foundations of colonies undertaken by Fr. Enrique Becher without the approval of the Directorate of the Congregation. This leads to serious problems, not only for him but also for the Society of the Divine Word. At this time, the Founder was also looking for a central house for the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit.
In Brazil, it was gradually confirmed that the titular superior, Fr. Francisco Dold, who had serious health problems, was no longer in a position to continue his functions. At the same time, his successor, his assistant, Fr. Francisco Tollinge, was not the ideal person for the position. This period ended and the Missionary Sisters of Steyl began their work in Brazil.
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