February, 1926, Sunday 21

Began the thirteen Sundays of successive Holy Communion. Tried to get all my lessons finished, but didn’t succeed. Arthur came up with Pattie after dinner and we had some fun. Pattie is charming, such a little ‘Miss’. After tea, Clarence Mangan, one of Mammie’s pupils,…

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February, 1926, Sunday 28

Second Sunday of Holy Communion. This Sunday was the end of the women’s fortnight of the mission, and the Holy Communion lasted twenty minutes. I had a fine headache when I came home. ((At that time communicants were not allowed to eat or drink from…

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March, 1926, Sunday 14

4th Sunday of Holy Communion. A sunny fresh Sunday always inspires me with new life. I long to be out in the country, where the pure wind is blowing, with the scent of the grass and the sods, and with the daffodils, ‘with the green…

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March, 1926, Sunday 21

5th Sunday of Holy Communion. As we get no ex. during the exams, I finished early. Wrote a letter to Julia, thanking her for sending away to Belgium for stamps. She has actually come to an agreement with a priest in Liège College that for…

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March, 1926, Sunday 28

Sixth Sunday of Holy Communion. Brought home some palm. I think I stood without moving during the long Epistle, but it was agony. – Practised piano, and tidied up pantry, and my books in Father Pat’s studio. I have quite a nice library now. Have…

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March, 1926, Monday 29

Did all my work this morning and practised piano. Pappie caught me trying to compose, and was swearing. He said I should learn something first, and stop this ‘dilettantisch’ business. He is really right, but I love fishing around, and seeing what I can make….

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May, 1926, Sunday 9

12th Sunday of Holy Communion. Still thinking of St. Joan. The Bishop of Beauvais, Duke of Warwick and Charles VII were extraordinary. – P’s leg is almost better again but he had to take taxi to Cathedral again to-day. Fr. Engelmann does not know yet…

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