Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sunday, November 7, 1926

No diary entry today.

We continue with Aunt Marjorie's memories of Albert.

While staying with Avery Dulles in New York, "Albert became a volunteer at "Friendship House" in Harlem, which at that time was being run be a former Russian baronness, Catherine de Hueck Doherty. She taught Albert how to knit, and he later taught Mother how to knit European style. At Friendship House, they distributed clothes, maybe food, to poor people."


  1. sister with the homestead7:03 AM, November 07, 2007

    I wonder if Avery Dulles and his family are the ones who introduced Albert to Catholicism and were instrumental in his conversion? I wonder how Ruth responded to his conversion to Catholicism, and entry into the priesthood?

  2. Too bad Mother quit her diaries long before Albert became Catholic as we'll never know how she truly felt. She didn't always show her true emotions, tho I know she was very proud of him & all her children. The person who showed the most stress over his Catholisism was our aunt Bess (I think he was her favorite). She swore we would never be allowed to see him alone again, which was not true. He was still his own man, who happened to be a priest & who happened to teach philosophy at the college level. (I read the first page of his only published book and did not understand a word of it- lol)