July, 1926, Monday 12

[In Cläre Engelmann’s hand:] Einen lieben Abschiedsgruss, mit den herzlichsten Wünschen für die Zukunft, meinem lieben, jungen Freund – Cläre Engelmann [A fond farewell greeting to my dear young friend, with very best wishes for the future]. It was really charming of Fr. Engelmann to…

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July, 1926, Tuesday 13

Went to 8 Mass, and then did some work. It was only by great plotting I got my books down, because Mám said I was not to work here, but they were in the car without her knowing it. We went shopping in the morning…

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July, 1926, Wednesday 14

At about 12 this morning, Fr. Pat, Mám and myself took a boat up the river. We passed by the Cappoquin Bacon Factory, where 400 pigs are killed every week, and it was horrible to hear the poor pigs squealing. The weather was sweltering all…

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July, 1926, Thursday 15

Went shopping with Mám in the morning, and we got some cold things for dinner. Then I settled the kitchen and dining-room for about 2 hrs as all my studying and reading books were in Cappoquin. – Yesterday we saw in the paper that at…

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July, 1926, Friday 16

I only stay for 8 Mass now, and don’t stay for the Mission sermon, as otherwise I would have no time for study. As I was working in the garden this morning, I heard the poor pigs squealing in the bacon factory all the time….

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July, 1926, Saturday 17

Yesterday morning we get a really beautiful and pathetic letter from Fr. Engelmann, thanking Mám for all her kindness to her, and expressing how lonely she felt leaving. I can scarcely realise she is gone. We got a merry letter from Fr. Pat, too, saying…

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