Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Fr. Browne is ordained

"I was rather expecting this letter from you, though you were not in the knowledge of the date of my Golden Jubilee. I will surprise you by telling you that yours was the only letter of felicitation I received on the occasion. As far as I know, nobody seems to know, or care perhaps, whether there is a jubilee or not. It was an absolutely private celebration. Had all to myself. As it was a personal affair and concerned nobody but myself I made up my mind to keep it a secret. In writing your letter on 3rd June you were not far off the proper date, which was May 22nd."

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"I was alone this time, for my relative had been called home in May and ordained in Ireland."

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