Letter from M.J. Curran to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Curran, Michael J.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from M.(J. Curran), Rome, to Hagan. The Vatican has decided not to send telegraphic papal blessings anymore, though they can authorise the intermediary to do so if late. Explaining his arrangements concerning the stalled sale of Tivoli; planning to spend the holidays there; new bidders will meet Hagan. The Formia 'decreto' is still with the authorities; a brief financial matter; the Suore della Compassione and Lucciani are paying regularly so far. The prince's matrimonial plans seem to be abandoned. The young priests had their farewell audience which went as usual- 'no individual attention (and) no questions asked'. Detailed news about the students' health (naming individuals) which is overall fine; disciplinarian measures taken about 'sleep sickness' in the mornings. Darcy is contrite after failing the exam; many students know they will receive good marks for music theory and do make an effort at singing, finding chant an effeminate luxury. Adding he just heard of Dr. MacRory's appointment to Armagh. [Adding postscript] with the news that the nuns have been given their permission for Tivoli; a formal meeting will take place with the Bishop of Tivoli. Also listing students excluded from the concursus by failure of secondary exams (with names and subjects failed). (The postscript was found separately, but the Tivoli development places it here.)
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