April, 1926, Sunday 4

A fine day for Easter Sunday, though I feared it would be rainy, I could not imagine it wet. Went to 9 Mass. Seventh Sunday of Holy Communion. Got some lovely eggs from Mammie and Nannie, and had a fine feed after breakfast. I can’t…

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May, 1926, Thursday 6

To-day those who are going for Matric. were separated from History class, I and about 10 others being left with class. First sign of the changing of old order. – With reference to ‘ausgelernter Feldscher’ [trained army barber-surgeon] in Eichendorff [Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts]…

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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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July, 1926, Monday 26

Went to nine Mass again, and found the altar boys as bad as ever. They shout the whole time and since there are 8 of them there it is rather hard to say one’s prayers in peace. – A few days ago I told Mám…

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