Me in the upcoming holiday home.

Mt. St. Marys,
Sun. 15th Nov. ‘70

Dear Mum & Dad,

Well, the weather’s being very hot & fine these last few days – except for last Thursday when we had a Conge, when it rained & blew a gale!

Next Thursday we have a Scripture exam, & on Monday (tomorrow week) we have Philosophy Written Exam. On Wednesday after that we have our Philosophy Oral exams (10 minute ones).

This morning some C.C.D. pupils from Napier & Taradale came for Mass. The Theologians take local C.C.D. classes. Next year I’ll probably be taking one.

Wish Sonia & Penny a “Happy Birthday” for me, & tell them I am looking forward to seeing them at Christmas.

Yesterday, Fr. Mannix gave us a conference on what to do & what not to do on our holidays home. So the time is getting very close. (It’s all I can think about actually!!)

Do you know Fr. Hickey? I don’t know when he will be taking over – next year some time. Leila actually said 6 months ago:- “Why don’t they put Fr. Hickey in?”! (He used to be at Hastings Parish).

News is running a bit short at this time of year.

Fr. Crombie S.M. from St. John’s Hastings will be preaching our 2 days of Recollection at the end of the year. I think I mentioned to you before; the time for our weeks retreat has been changed from the end of the year, to sometime at the beginning of next year.

Well, I can think of any more news.

Love from

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