University of Notre Dame


1914 Dec. 3
Hallam, O.F.M., Father Wilfrid M.: Wei hai wei, China
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

This year they have established two permanent missions. He will send photographs when he gets a camera. One is at Yentaen, the other in the city of Yung Cheng. The generosity of a reader of the Ave Maria made this latter one possible. A catechist who two years ago was a pagan priest was helpful in getting a good location. A third foundation has been made at the southeast corner of St. Joseph's district, where catechumens are very numerous. At Wei hai wei they have bought property to serve as St. Elizabeth's hospital and dispensary. To the boys' school they have added the necessary dormitory. Hallam's purse is empty and the war has stopped alms.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {1}

1914 Dec. 3
Hurth, Bishop P(eter) J(oseph): Vigan, Philippine Islands
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Nothing came in the direction of Vigan through Hudson's appeal. The former appeal after the typhoon brought $150. The whole Friar question in the Philippines is an intricate one. Hurth's law suits are going slowly. Hurth thanks Hudson for giving some thought to the automobile question; he will let it rest until he is there to say the final word on the purchase. His theory of psychological epidemics does service now. No other theory explains what is happening in the world. At the time of the Franco Prussian war the war was a matter to be settled by soldiers on the battlefield. Hurth realized his plan for a Synod last week. It ended with the solemnization of the re-establishment of the Society of Jesus. Hurth sent programs to Father Scheier. Hurth preached the sermon. One of the luminaries to come from Manila was Father Algue. What a difference between that scientist and Father Z(ahm) ! The Sisters have just sent off their exhibit for the Panama Exhibition—the work of "Rosary College". There will also be an exhibit from the Belgian Sisters at Tagndin. There will be a good exhibit from the Assumptionist Sisters. Coming from France these Sisters were astounded to see the artistic school work. The Catholic Press ought to watch the exuberance of praise that may come to their educational feats in the Philippines at the Exhibition. He presumes the Mexican refugees are getting what used to come this way.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 10pp. - 8vo. - {4}

1914 Dec. 4
Nesbitt, Marian: Somerset, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

With the war it is not a very pleasant Christmas in England. She does not know how an enlightened reader could believe the atrocities which are supposed to have occurred on both sides. In August an old uncle of theirs died. He used to manage their money matters, and they have not been able to get a penny since his death.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Dec. 5
Courson, Countess Barbara de: Paris, (France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Courson sends an article "Some Franch Nuns and the War." Her husband spends his days in the hospital that he directs for the Red Cross. There is a wonderful religious revival in France. Her sister in the North of France says she cannot forget the scenes of misery that have taken place around her town. Her boys are safe so far. Her oldest is at Verdun but the great battles have so far been on the North front.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1914 Dec. 5
Francis, O.M.I., Father J( ): Pallai, Ceylon
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is afraid his letter written to Hudson some months ago at the suggestion of Father Paulaui has gone astray. He gets the Ave Maria, subscribed to by the club.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1914 Dec. 7
Hallam, O.F.M., Father Wilfrid M.: Wei-Hai-Wei, China
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The lady reader of the Ave Maria who gave $1000 to found a mission thinks that other wealthy readers might also do likewise if they heard of her example. Many see in such a foundation the most effectual way of bringing a whole district within the influence of Christianity. Our Blessed Lady is loved and honored at Wei-Hai-Wei where people strive the whole day to earn two copper cash not equal in value to one American cent. Outside help must be given in order to build these chapels.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1914 Dec. 9
Metcalf, Father Theodore A.: Brookline, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Metcalf has been both pained and amused at the "insular English way" in which the Ave Maria has been declared "inappropriately named" because of the remarks about some wounded soldiers who, though heroes in combat, became weaklings under surgical operations. Why such a general statement should bring down such a severe rebuke is "incomprehensible in many ways." M.C. Drummond's very charitable suggestion in "The Tablet" would give one to suppose that the heroes were chiefly among the English or Allies and his concluding sneer at the Ave Maria is not wholly Catholic in tone.

X-4-h - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1914 Dec. 21
(Hayes), Bishop Patrick Joseph:
Military Ordinariate (New York, New York)

Copy. A letter granting faculties to U(nited) S(tates) Army and Navy chaplains for the period of the war.

I-1-d - Printed D. Copy - (Latin) - 4pp. - 4to. - {1}

1914 Dec. 29
Raoult, Father G( ): Hitoyoshi, Japan
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

He has just received the October number of the Ave Maria which was particularly interesting. He thanks Hudson for attacking the neutral hypocrites and French laity who have sought to ruin Catholicism since the beginning of the war. He cannot justify the missionaries who leave their flocks to run to a more pressing danger. He thinks that it is a question of saving the French soul rather than the land and churches. He knows that the priests save many souls in the army.

X-4-h - A. Postcard S. - (French) - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}