University of Notre Dame


1927 Oct. 10
Corcoran, May S.: Berkeley, California
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson. C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She has heard nothing about "Founded by a Novena." She read Hudson's review of Mr. Philip's new edition of Ina Co(o)lbrith's poems. Her life has been given to education. She can write, but everything she writes goes into Catholicism and if the Catholic press does not want it, she is done. Will Hudson give her a commission to write a California history serially? Will he take a Christmas story? She is sending some Hawaiian pictures. One of her friends has gone to China as the first Maryknoll Sister. She was a wealthy girl and did heroic work in this campus, staging a wonderful play where (Father Juan) Crespi once said Mass. It could not have been done before Herbert E. Bolton came here with his Padre's diaries and forced a new order on an erstwhile narrow curriculum. Corcoran wanted to write the story of Miss Cavagnaro's play.

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1927 Oct. 11
Dorilda, (C.S.C.), Sister M.: Salt Lake City, Utah
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the letter, holy cards, and rosary. Sisters Madeleva and Carmel both appreciated the pictures of the Little Flower. They have a shrine in her honor here and she has done much already. They have a good school and a lovely crowd of Sisters. She is feeling much better than last year. She is sorry Father Gallagner is not improved.

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1927 Oct. 14
Treat, Clara E(lizabeth): Auburn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Treat is home again after her operation; she escaped a second serious operation. It was just a year and four days from the time she accidentally assisted at Mass to her admission into the Church. Father (John A.) Conway gave her her First Communion at eight o'clock Mass on Sunday. Father Conway warned her about the dangers when there is no Catholic to look out for one after death and so she made arrangements before entering the hospital for all that she wanted. Her Protestant husband's relatives scorn her and are cool to him. She prays for her husband's conversion, but he is far from the Faith, as a staunch Baptist. He has been wonderfully good to her. Her duty is in her Protestant home; Father Conway is burdened in building a larger school. Treat's instructions had to be in-between, as it were. She had some of the same care in the hospital that the leper "saint" receives from the good Sisters. Her Sister-friends at Mercy Hospital are Franciscans from Syracuse and it is their group who go out to the lepers.

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1927 Oct. 15
Forrest, M.S.C., Father M(ichael) D.: Natick, R(hode) I(sland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Forrest encloses a little article (no enclosure) for the "Ave Maria." Hudson will soon receive from the Paulist Press a copy of Forrest's latest pamphlet: "Talks with Little Children." Forrest wrote at the request of Bishop (John) Carroll, Lismore, Australia. He thanks Hudson for favorable notices of "The Fair Flower of Eden" and "Father Justin" which he published in Australia, as well as for four of his Paulist Press pamphlets. He belongs to the Australian Province of his Society and will return there next year. Hudson might desire an article about the Church in Australia as the Eucharistic Congress is to be held there next year. The "Ave Maria" is greatly appreciated wherever read in Australia.

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1927 Oct. 21
Seraphine, O.SS.R., Sister Mary: Chudleigh, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Burns and Oates tell her that they have sent Hudson a copy of her "Life of Sister Mary Celeste" for review. Perhaps Hudson remembers accepting some of her work years ago under the name of Mary Janet Scott. Sister had the happiness of knowing Sister Mary Celeste. The process of her beatification is being begun this month at Scola.

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