University of Notre Dame


1927 Dec. 5
Hurth, C.S.C., Bishop P(eter) J.: Austin, Texas
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre, Dame, Indiana)

Hurth is busy getting ready for his voyage. Although he took leave of Father Scheier for good when he left Notre Dame in October, still before crossing the Pacific, he would like to know how he is doing. Last year on St. Francis Xavier's feast it was doubtful he would ever say Mass again, so he has much to be grateful for. P.S. What became of the old heavy cope Hurth sent long ago from the Philippines?

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1927 Dec. 9
Handley, Marie Louise: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Handley is sending a picture to Hudson through a woman who is sailing to the United States. The death of Cardinal (John) Bonzano has left them all somewhat crushed. Mother Balsari, his spiritual daughter from teens to middle life, is most desolate. Nobody thought the operation he was advised to undergo would produce such a result. He is a loss particularly for America for he loved it almost as much as his own. He always spoke of Hudson and the "Ave Maria." Handley asks Hudson to add a note to the "Cross of Monte Mario." Prof. Marucchi thinks Handley is correct. The Cross may be a memorial of Constantine's victory upon the plain below.

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1927 Dec. 10
Bonaventura, O.S.F., Mother: Au am Inn, Bavaria, Germany
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister once again importunes Hudson with an appeal for help. The number of their boarders has decreased this year from 100 to 46 and next schoolyear it even seems to get still worse. Since the boarding school is their only income, they have the question of how to provide the 80 sisters of their house with necessities of life. They have known Hudson's kind heart for so many years that they hope they will not be abandoned.

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1927 Dec. 11
Monahan, R.S.C.J., Mother Maud: Roehampton, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It was kind of Hudson to send the review about the King's Highway. Hudson will see by her address that she is a nun. Her order has a house in Cincinnati, two in Chicago and St. Louis. The children at Cincinnati sent her a copy of the Ave Maria. Both she and "Robin" thought the book was better than the two other picture books. Robin is a well-known black and white artist and entered the convent in 1925, is now a novice but will soon take her vows.

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1927 Dec. 14
Christitch, E(lizabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Christitch wishes that Hudson had a couple of the "oil Perfection American stoves" which Annie (Christitch) keeps alight for her. She threatens Hudson with another suffrage article. In the United States Hudson says "the results of the Franchise have not yet been especially beneficial." She suspects that Hudson is not in touch with the ultra, fierce, hard-boiled feminists that Christitch idolises. She is writing to prove that U.S.A. women have done much to amend bad laws and she can quote Gov. Al(fred E.) Smith in favor of women voters. She protests against the attempt of Francis Grey to rob women of their title "devout." Christitch will not send high-faluting accounts of American Women's political activity but a staid row of facts and figures. She thanks Hudson for reviving "Sybil's Awakening," an old story of hers and for the consoling "Journeying to God" by Father (Joseph P.) Conroy. She encloses (no enclosure) a booklet of Irish C.T.S.; two of the three stories she thinks appeared in the "Ave Maria."

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1927 Dec. 17
McCarthy, Father E(dward) J.: St. Columbans, Neb(raska)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

McCarthy is sending a copy of a new edition of Montalembert's Life of St. Columban, originally published in "The Monks of the West." The notes and second part of this book are an attempt to bring this work in line with more recent research. McCarthy will deeply appreciate a favorable review in the "Ave Maria".

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1927 Dec. 17
Meier, J(oseph) H.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

By order of Father C.F. Donovan, the compiler, Meier is sending a review copy of the "Official Record of the XXVIII International Eucharistic Congress." It was to have been on the market a year ago but Mr. Breen, originally appointed compiler, took sick and in August, Cardinal Mundelein requested Donovan to take charge. Meier has been appointed official distributor.

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1927 Dec. 19
Spearman, Frank H(amilton): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre, Dame, Indiana)

They are in Rome at last and ensconced in almost their old quarters in the Hotel Boston. Twenty-one years have brought vast changes to Rome. It is more than six months since they left Hollywood and in the interval Cardinal Bonzano and Lancelot Wood, Roman correspondent of the Tablet, have died. Father Villa, S.J., has arranged a private audience with the Holy Father. Spearman's object in seeing the Pope is to beg him to light a fire under the American clergy until they give a daily Catholic press in their country. Villa suggested that Spearman's plan be written out and presented to the Pope through Cardinal Gasparri. Spearman has learned recently that some American Cardinals opposed the idea of dailies. Spearman will also be able to see the Father General of the Jesuits and urge that the Society give more sleep to its over-worked young men. Spearman has a strong interest in a romance centering about Don John of Austria. Villa put him in touch with an Italian Jesuit from whom he has gathered information needed in the planning of the romance. His wife unites with him in sending greetings. Her health is not all that they could wish.

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1927 Dec. 21
Keppler, Wilhelmine S.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Keppler has not forgotten Hudson's great kindness to her and the poor Germans that she was pleading for in their distress.

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1927 Dec. 21
Leopold, Sister M.: Montreal, Canada
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre, Dame, Indiana

Hudson's gracious reply to her pert note proved him a dear. Some two years ago, her legs were cut off in a railroad accident. Sometime in the next year, she may send Hudson a specimen of her work, which she can still produce confined though she is to the narrow walls of her "Sanctum."

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1927 Dec. 22
Claudia, Sister M.: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister prizes Hudson's friendship more than ever at Christmas time. She hopes that she will have the pleasure of seeing him again. She asks him to keep her and Father Paul in his prayers. (Enclosed is a prayer card).

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1927 Dec. 23
Hurley, Edward N.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Hurley extends Christmas and New Year greetings.

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1927 Dec. 23
(Mergen), O.S.B., Mother M. Dolorosa: Clyde, Missouri
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson has doubtless heard of the passing of their devoted chaplain, Father Lukas (Etlin), O.S.B. They are enclosing a sketch of Father Lukas and assure Hudson of their appreciation of any recognition he receives in the "Ave Maria."

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1927 Dec. 24
Phillips, Marie Tello: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Her father, Manly Tello, was editor of the Northwestern Chronicle, 1866 to 1877 with Archbishop John Ireland's guidance and then until 1891 of the Cleveland Catholic Universe for Bishop R(ichard) Gilmour. She asks help in launching her new novel "Stella Marvin" and asks Hudson to copy the inclosed review from the Pittsburgh Catholic Observer. Some poems by her father are included in the book and it seems to meet with universal appeal. Bishop Thomas C. O'Reilly of Scranton recommended her novel to the publishers and encouraged her to write it.

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