February, 1926, Sunday 14

Awoke at half past nine, and could scarcely pull myself out of bed. My toes and feet were aching, and I am afraid I was very sleepy at Mass. It shows how attentive those must be who have been at an all-night dance on the…

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March, 1926, Tuesday 16

I have many nicknames in school, the chief being ‘Flashy’. The boys in ‘Water Lane’ have evidently heard this, a crowd of them run after me, shouting ‘Look at Flashy! Ah! Flashy, ye got a bad bating from the Mon! The Mon ((The Mon or…

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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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June, 1926, Wednesday 2

To-day we had geom. from 9-11. It was a fierce paper, and I was in despair about it. I did 2½ out of 7 and only 1½ right! Well, it can’t be helped; I may make up for it in the other maths papers. There…

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June, 1926, Thursday 3

Went to eight Mass and Communion, this being the feast of Corpus Christi. There is no procession to-day, but a large demonstration on Sunday next, all the men, military, police, bands and guards taking part. Though to-day is a holiday of obligation, we had English…

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