Rory Morrissey's painting for the dining room

Mt. St. Mary’s,
Sun. 14th June ‘70

Dear Mum & Dad,

Well, there’s not much news this week.

Today the 6 Deacons to be ordained this month went out to Waimarama for a few days with Fr. Mannix. Those to be ordained usually go out to Camp for a few days, because it’s the first time the Band would have been together since “Highden”, & it is also the last time the Band will be together.

A new rule has come in about Visiting Days during the holidays. Do you remember the old rule? – 2 days in which one could have visitors, plus one day in which one could go out. The new one is – two days out plus one Visiting Day each holiday (i.e. twice a year). Of course (unfortunately) you still have to come back here on the night between your two days out! So the rule’s not a very major one (but perhaps it’s a step in the right direction?) That means that these June/July holidays I can have Visitors here for 1 day (or 2 or 3 if I don’t go out), plus 2 days out. [However, don’t feel obliged to take me out].

If you were thinking of coming up these holidays [28th June – 19th July], I was thinking that it would be better if you could come not at the beginning or the end of the holidays. Don’t be afraid to come then if it’s more convenient, but I was just thinking that it’s a good idea to be at Waimarama to help set up Camp, & a good idea to help tidy up when we leave Camp. (Just a thought).

I’ll look up the publishers of those books you asked about & give them later. (I’ll go & look them up now).

“Men & Message of the Old Testament” – Publisher: North Central Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minnesota.
“Life in the City of God” – Publisher: Burns & Pates.

Well, I’d better sign off now.

Love from

P.S. “Life in the City of God” is more important than the other one, so don’t worry if it’s too much trouble getting “Men & Message of the O.T.”

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