May, 1926, Monday 10

Forgot to say that criticism of Mr. and Mrs. Neeson’s concert was not too bad, for a wonder. – Had a heated argument to-day in school about St. Joan. It is extraordinary. The virtuous young priests who thought ‘No, No, Nanette’ great, and who neither…

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May, 1926, Wednesday 19

Sophie told me yesterday that Professor Stockley got an official invitation for free passage with the whole family and one guest to the Eucharistic Congress at Chicago this year, and that he refused!! – Saw in the Dachau Zeitung [newspaper] a photograph of Mussolini, who…

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November, 1926, Thursday 4

Had very interesting history class. Dr. Scannell told us how the Vatican and Castle Gandolfo outside Rome are ex-territorial, but still the Pope is hampered by censorship of letters, etc. Mussolini, the Prime Minister, evidently intends to grant the Pope a narrow strip of land,…

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November, 1926, Friday 5

1st Friday. A terrible rush to get to school in time – Saw in paper that the Pope has just married his niece, and thus broken a tradition which has lasted since the Renaissance! Mussolini’s life has been attempted upon for the third time this…

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November, 1926, Monday 8

Dr. Donovan is now beginning German, and he gave Mám a few hints that it would be splendid for him if I could help him with it. I would love to, and would learn a great deal myself, besides being very much honoured, but he…

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