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, Friday 26

I am doing penance for my sins this Lent by being off sweets, jam, sugar in tea, sugar in porridge, by going to bed punctually at 9.30 if my exercises are finished, that is, I cannot play after 9.30, and by getting up the moment…

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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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April, 1926, Thursday 1

Rose at 7 and went in Miss O’Brien’s taxi, who stayed with us last night, but on account of dizziness could not go to the service to the Cathedral. The ceremonies went off very well, though lasting 2½ hours. The choir sung the Kyrie and…

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May, 1926, Sunday 16

Made the 13 Sundays! I must next make the 9 Fridays. – After the drops of yesterday, my eyes are still bleared and the pupils very big. I tried to do some work to keep pace with the fellows in school, but once I am…

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August, 1926, Friday 6

2nd First Friday. I forgot all about this First Friday, so I will have to start again. – The creamery is surprisingly go-ahead and clean, and I spent most of the morning watching the long queue of milk carts awaiting their turn to pour into…

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September, 1926, Friday 3

First Friday Was furious with myself for sleeping out for 8, but went to 10 ten [mass] instead. No letter from Páp yet – it is extraordinary. Got a letter from Julia enclosing stamps sent her by a Belgian priest – 50 Hungarian and Belgian…

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September, 1926, Monday 6

The last day of my hols! Well, I cannot grumble for I had very happy ones, and worked quite well too. This is also the end of my novena to St Aloysius and of my Masses. Did some gardening and read about India in ‘Lands…

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