Letter from E.R. Morrissey to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter from 'Sr. Beatrice' [Fr. Morrissey], to 'my dear Thomas' [Hagan], (in code). Describing the situation at their school, where there are around 150 very intellectual children – 'of the class you have a fairly good idea'. The interview with the novice went very well and was enjoyed by 'Sister Kay' [Keohane]; a simple mention of 'Teresa's companion's' name always rallied the novice who otherwise held in contempt those Sr. Beatrice stood for. Commenting on great mixture of ages and backgrounds within the class. Smoking is a universal practice. Some of Thomas's friends will be implicated in the examinations that the clergy calls for January next; it seems strange they need to be tested to do work they have done for up to 33 years. Unhappy to hear of 'Monica's' heavy work schedule. Commenting that unrest in the city usually passes while it is heavier in rural areas. Then brief remarks on the patience required for girl pupils who are 'the last thing'; to be mistress of novices is a lonely and difficult position. 'Monica's' summer commission at home seems to become an unsatisfactory matter; she may go a step too far on some occasion. Finally commenting that Fr. Duggan was brought to Haddington Road which pleased everybody. Sr. Paulinus is doing very well in the new post.
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