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Dec242009

1914 - "Fresh, Pure Air"

On January 6, the boarders returned from the Christmas holidays.  On St. Patrick's Day, the patron feast of the parish, our young ladies staged the play, “St. Mary Magdalene," which edified and inspired the large audience.  On March 28, the annual retreat began for the children and was given by a Jesuit father.  All showed great zeal during it.On May 5, Pentecost Sunday, 25 of our little ones had the great grace to receive Our Lord for the first time into their young and innocent hearts.  It was most touching to see each of the little six and seven year olds approaching the Holy Table between father and mother and receiving Our dear Lord with such tender devotion.

On June 1, dear Mother Henrietta came to us from Alli­ance for a rest and convalescence after a long siege of sick­ness.  In the fresh pure air of this climate, she rested most of the day, and one could see steady improvement, and it was with renewed strength and health that she left us on September 1, to return home.  We were all happy to see her so strong and well again.

On June 19, all our graduates, after passing the re­quired state examinations very creditably, received their teachers' certificates.  The next day one of them in company with two other postulants left for the novitiate at Stella Niagara. The other ten all obtained positions as teachers in the rural schools near O'Neill and began their work on September 7.  The inspector of schools visited them after a few weeks and expressed himself as well pleased with the work they were accomplishing.  On June 20, three teachers went to Creighton University in Omaha for advanced studies, in accord with the requirements of today. Also in June, our Directress, Sr. Antoinette, returned to Washington. D. C. where she had received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Catholic University.  In October she then returned to Washington to work for her Master of Arts which she hopes to obtain by February.

In July Sr. Ita of New Lexington, who was ill, came here to get the benefit of the fresh air.  She improved rapidly and left us in November.  On August 17, Sr. Pauline Russ left us to become superior of St. Mary's Convent, Cowlitz, Wash., and on August 31, Sr. Ludmilla cane to help us out.



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