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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII DIRECTION AND CORRESPONDENCE
Father Bridgett had a large correspondence with many different
people, and on a large variety of subjects. He found time, for
example, to guide and advise one lady from the time she was a girl
at school up to the time of his death--a period of nearly thirty
years. From his letters, which she preserved with affectionate
reverence, the following selections are made from the number kindly
placed at our disposal. More than once he tells us that
letter-writing was a trial to him. Certainly no one would have
suspected this who looked at his writing, which gives the
impression that the words flowed from his pen without an effort.
This disinclination, however, did not curtail his correspondence
with this lady, who had recourse to him in many troubles and
difficulties. His ideas concerning direction, especially at a
distance, can be learned from the following characteristic letter,
written shortly before the marriage of the lady, who was the eldest
of three sisters who had left school and were staying at home with
their father, while some younger ones were still at a Convent
school.1 Father Bridgett was at the time 1 The Notre Daine Convent,
Clapham Common, of which Father Bridgett was for many years the
spiritual director, and in which he ever took the deepest interest.
--Whit Monday, 1872--Rector of St Mary's, Clapham: -- My dear N.,
--I had better be quite candid, and tell you the reason why I have
not replied to your letter and those of your sisters. It is not
mere neglect on my part. Neither is it that anything in them has
displeased me--far from it. All the letters I have received have
been beautiful ones. Why was it, then? The reason may appear to
you, perhaps, somewhat selfish, but I will tell it. It is known, I
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