My Fair Lady

Mt. St. Marys,
Sun. 22nd Sept. ’68.

Dear Mum & Dad,

How did Sister Catherine’s Profession go?

I will send the trousers back next week sometime.

The ‘flu has just begun to come in. Three have gone to bed with it in the last 3 days. It is fairly close to “My Fair Lady”, so I hope it doesn’t spread. “My Fair Lady” has been pushed back two days now, so we can have an extra weekend to practise in. It will now be held on Tuesday 1st October. It is coming along fairly well.

I don’t think I told you, but the “Plain Chant” Mass I was supposed to play I didn’t, because I didn’t get it up in time. I was going to play the Organ on the 1st of October instead but that is the day of the Operetta & it is a bit too much, so that won’t be played by me either. However, there are many Latin Masses coming up which I can play.

Last Saturday week I cooked the pudding for lunch – for about 70. It was “Apple Crisp” & and it turned out quite well, although I think it put too much cinnamon in! The three of us cooking the meal (Bros. Phil. Cody & Pat Devlin) also had our photos taken. Fr. Saunders from Wellington is writing a pamphlet on the Seminary and wanted some photos. However, that doesn’t mean our photos will get into the pamphlet.

Today was very, very hot – even in Summer clothes.

It is exactly a month today before the 1st English exam will be over.

Well I think that that is all the news. Good luck for the “Merry Widow”!

Love from

P.S. Did I tell you that the Aspirants are doing a course in First Aid, and in about a month the doctor will come and examine us, and issue us with certificates if we pass.

P.S.S. Can you wash corduroy trousers or are they to be dry-cleaned? I am thinking of my green pair, not of the brown pair I am returning!

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