June, 1926, Sunday 27

Went to 8 Mass, and then intended to work all the morning, but after I had finished my piano and violin, Mám said I should rest to-day, and I only polished my racket and shoes and ironed my trousers for to-day’s tennis. Páp went to…

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October, 1926, Tuesday 19

As I walked down the avenue, I saw the Bishop coming upwards, and he actually knew me by name, though it is many years since he used to pat me on the head, and call me ‘little Aloys’. He graciously let me kiss his ring,…

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October, 1926, Friday 22

Got fine Syrian stamps from a fellow in school whose aunt is a nun in Damascus. – Wore my new pull-over. It looks very well. Finished No. 17 ‘Lands and Peoples’. It is really very interesting, and I am learning immensely from it. Began Esposito’s…

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