St Patricks High School - Shamrock Yearbook (Eau Claire, WI)

 - Class of 1936

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St Patricks High School - Shamrock Yearbook (Eau Claire, WI) online yearbook collection, 1936 Edition, Page 8
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THE HAMROCK tlmes and after the custom was adopted the prxests dld not wear them when they traveled It appears to me that Father Murphy has done much vsork m the hne of charlty H has donated many of his books to our own school llbrary He has also glven us many beautlful plctures Father Murphy has added many good books to the Aquxnas Hlgh School and to the School of Nursing of La Crosse One of the storles Father Murphy told us was about the seal that was sent from Canada to h1m as a glft A llttle boy passed the case the seal was ln and stood there crvmg H1s mother sald Tommy what IS the matter? Tommy rephed I want to take the teddy bear home He put the seal ln the Aqulnas Parish School for thc Slsters and chzldren to see The slsters thought thls a very fine seal so they took lt oyer to show the sisters of the Nursmg School Father Murphy XlSllZ6d the School the next day Sister sald Father I have somethmg wonderful to show you She brought out the seal He stammered a Very truthfully she told h1m The slstels brought lt over You better take lt back was h1s only reply Soon after h1s appomtment to La Crosse the church bu1 ned Wlth all the work to do Father Murphy dld not take a Vacatlon even over the week ends A real vacataon came twenty three years later He tl aw eled West A year or so later the 3SS1StdHl1S urged h1m to take another vacatlon but he only rephed I w1ll have to walt another twenty three years One can see that he IS not ln favor of vacatlons for hlmself I asked Father Murphy what he thought of the world cond1t1ons of today He sald I thlnk they are somewhat barbarous The Barbarlans fought and a new ClV1llZ2,tlOlI was formed If the wars contmue as they hate m Spam we w1ll have a new Chrlstlapnty Com munlstlc and Soc1al1st1c ldeas are bexng taught IH schools and colleges That ls why boys and glrls should attend Cathoh Instl tutes where tney are prepared to fight agamst thls Cathollc papers are wrltlnfr ar tlcles on world cond1t1ons lf people re fl these they w1ll have the rlght slant of thmgs I was very much lmpressed when Father Murphy told me that he had never mlssed one Forty hours Devotlon at St Patr1ck s since the tlme of hls ordmatlon untll later yeals He ha oeen prevented from attendlng be- cause of xllness Father Murphy IS an excellently s lcce s ful speaker He has been xnvlted to sp '1 1 at many banquets He pa sed thls 1e'narl I would accept all the ll1V1tatlO1IS gn en Ire to be to zstmaster at banquets I would be a vsanderlng toastmaste1 Aftex I had ootalned all the mformatzon a v1s1t to the church to see hxs co OLIZIOII of xelxcs The larger ones he has ln Q ses llke the ones that are kept on St Joseph s alta IH our church tHe has glven to St Patr 1Ck s a large collectlon of rehcs J The smaller ones are set 1n Jewels He can tell the hlstory of each large amd small relic Fa her Mulnhy has a rehc for exery feast day of the ve lr Ile took us to ee hlS ne at and well kept sac 1stw Exerythlng IS lmmacula c I got thls 1m pres slon when he opened the cablnets whe e hxs xestments are kept If you were to VlS1t Father Murphy I am sure y ill w ould get the same 1mp1 esslons as I O1 leavmg h1m that evenlng I felt as lf I were leavlng a fuend I had known for many years He IS kxnd hearted good humor ed and lox ed by all He xs a great puest f'5 fee af wi 9 , ' 0 7 Y . . , , , - . - . ' . '-. 71 7 . e 0 n . .C Q .- . . 1 . . . Q Q . . u 0 A 5 - . - ' v ' ' - ' 3 A , up I . , . I ' 99 J . ' . n I K. cc - ' n - ,v ' l U . I- F H . . - . . 7 ' . I 1 ' , , ' sc - ' S T ' Y ' . n , , ' ' , s . ' 1 ' ' ' . L L s. - . 'K ' N Z' . 1. l ' I' ec? ' - Y K ' ' I '. ' . c,"'fI . ' I y. . y 1 n ' ' ' Y 1 ' 1 I ' ' 46 , 2 L A , 1 , , , H A , ' . SL ,r.n bit and asked, "Just where did you get that?" Father Murphy would give me, he suggested ' H ' , " -' - . El c - n as t ' A rr , ' 1 f 1 ' -rs V s ' , u , L c LA s. ' F , 1 A ' wa I , . . L . . ' " 7 u n L 7 . . ' ' , . - . '- y I 1 . . L . . ' " ' L' A 1 ' I. v . w ' s -Q v V .1 tl V Y . ' I I I v u o 0 ' 4 , . H c t . . l.f 4 ' k , , n F 1 0 . iw n 66 ' . ' V - Y . n - - . Q s 9 . if Y r L . v . . I . . . , . ' ' ' C6 . . . , ' . 0 . . - S ' ' - - 1 ' 1 I 'Il' x ", , , I X 1 I . 5 1 H Y ' 'ff I-- .a W

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