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 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, Thursday 25

Second-last day of term. For the second time, I was in the study-hall for Fr. Deasy’s class. Though apparently cross and morose, he is a great sport, and is very popular amongst the boys. His favourite themes are plus-fours, Russian boots, lap-dogs and Sinn Féin….

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September, 1926, Thursday 30

Got a terrible shock to find that a poor little fellow, Maxwell Moffat, living at the end of the terrace, has got St. Vitus Dance. He must have got it within the last few days, because he was quite healthy two weeks ago. It is…

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