University of Notre Dame


1928 Jan. 8
Uriel, S.M.G., Sister M.: Roehampton, London, England
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mother Lucy thanks Hudson for the two cards. They are sorry that their book has gone astray and are sending another copy for review in the "Ave Maria." Mother Foundress, (Mother Mary Magdalen Taylor), loved the "Ave Maria" and her connection with Hudson is mentioned in the chapter on "The Apostolate of the Pen." The book has been favorably received in England.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {2}

1928 Jan. 10
Christitch, E(lizabeth O'Brien): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Christitch is mostly in bed, but works ceaselessly and the enclosed manuscript is a result. She fears Catholic women in America are not much encouraged to come forward in politics. "America" is disastrous. They write constantly to "America" to protest against their anti-feminist views, and though they only print sometimes, no doubt reading them does some good to the editors. Their advertisements are scandalous. The "Osservatore Romano" which waxes so indignant at women's dress, had advertisements with women whose scanty attire would not be tolerated in any decent circles. Protestants are gloating over them. Lady Aberdeen appreciated the "Ave Maria" with the article on Women Legislators. Christitch encloses her letter. The Queen of Spain's Lady-in-Waiting also spoke highly of the Ave. Miss ( ) McPike was a pioneer of Catholic Suffrage. Are there not now thousands of McPikes?


1927 Dec. 26
Aberdeen, Lady Ishbel (Maria Gordon): Tarland, Scotland
 to (Elizabeth O'Brien) Christitch: (London, England)

Lady Aberdeen is much interested by Christitch's article "Women as Legislators" in the "Ave Maria". She is sure it will do good, drawing attention to reforms which have come largely through women's influence. She sends love to Annie.

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

1928 Jan. 18
Zaban, Bessie J.: Chapel Hill, (North Carolina)
 to Father Daniel (E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Howard Mumford Jones, whose book "America and French Culture" the University of North Carolina Press has just published, has asked that a copy be sent to Hudson. Jones thinks Hudson will be interested in his treatment of the Catholic question. Can Hudson furnish them a list of Catholic journals and monthlies which might be interested in receiving review copies regularly.

X-4-j - T.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1928 Jan. 20
Borgmann, C.SS.R., Father Henry: Baltimore, M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

On entering the seminary 40 years ago Borgmann got acquainted with the "Ave Maria". Borgmann thinks that if they left some of their work to the laity they would do it even more successfully. A Christmasbook compiled from old numbers of the "Ave Maria" by some interested lady would allow that freedom and spontaneousness which is so proper. Such a fine soul as (Mary T.) Waggaman or one like her would have the feel needed for this enterprise.

X-4-j - T.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}

1928 Jan. 22
Emery, Inst. Ch., Father Aloysius: Wadhurst, England
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Emery and Hudson had their only meeting on July 3, 1904 when he accompanied their Father General to Galesburg and Father (Joseph) Costa, (Inst. Ch.) advised them to take Notre Dame on their way home. The following year Emery sent an account of the proceedings of the 50th anniversary of (Father Antonio) Rosmini (Serbati)'s death to the Tablet. Hudson added laudatory remarks about their founder (of the Institute of Charity). In 1906, the Church of San Carlo al Corso in Rome was handed over to the care of the Fathers of Charity. When Father (Bernardino) Balsari, who is now completing 27 years of generalship, put before the Holy Father the plain truth regarding the Post Obitum decree condemning 40 propositions of Rosmini, his Holiness would have liked to reverse the decision but did not see how it could be done. When (Giuseppe) Morando brought out his "Esame Critico", men of the other side wanted it put on the Index, but the Pope would not allow it. Benedict XV softened and entrusted to a religious outside the order the task of drawing up a commentary on the Post Obitum. Benedict XV then had a different view and confessed that a grave injustice had been done. His untimely death cut short his career. Emery approached Cardinal Bourne and obtained an Imprimatur for the English translation of the letter press. When copies of this were distributed about Jan. 1, 1927, one of their Sisters of Providence considered a hopeless case, was instantaneously cured. This year the cause of Rosmini will be started in the Diocese of Trent. Last year a monthly magazine called Charitas was started in Italy and Emery asked that it be sent to Hudson. Hudson must now be a great age though not so old as Father Costa who lived to be the oldest priest in the United States and died at 94. The enclosed card pictures the statue of Rosmini and gives a short account of him.

X-4-j - A.L.S. and Card - 6pp. - 8vo. - {5}

1928 Jan. 24
Marchal, Marie: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A long spell of illness was the cause of her silence. "Ancient Lights" by Agnes Blundell illustrates the sufferings of English Catholics. A note of the "Ave Maria" refers to the saintly Abbe Edgeworth de Firmont who assisted King Louis XVI on the scaffold. His last words to his royal penitent were: "Fils de Saint Louis, montez au ciel." Pope Pius VI, in a public letter, called Louis XVI a martyr. The cause of his sister, Princess Elisabeth, is already open in Rome. The present perturbation of the Church in France cannot be realized by forgiveness. The liberals have misled Pope Pius XI. After the disastrous parliamentary elections of 1924, the Pope expressed surprise to Cardinal (Lodovico) Billot, S.J. Billot replied that French Catholics were disorganized by the instructions of Mgr. (Bonaventure) Cerretti, Nuncio in France, and defeated. Billot enjoys a world wide reputation as a theologian but his opinions on French politics and "L'Action Francaise" did not meet with the Pope's approval. A few months ago he retired from the Sacred College. For the same reason Father Le Floch was invited to offer his resignation. Pius XI told a Franch bishop he wishes to see no more royalism in France. Freemasons rejoice in the situation. Marchal sends Hudson a copy of "L'Action Francaise et le Vatican," which she bought before it was on the Index. It contains the documents on the question and is not prohibited in America. She is also sending three numbers of the "Action Francaise".

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {5}