June 29, 1944 (Thursday)

St. Peter and St. Paul. Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s University. Visited the new pensionados at Hongōryō this afternoon. Tony Paredes gave me Philippine stamps which I intend to give to my friends. 0

June 11, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Theresa’s Church. I thought I would not finish the mass, as I felt suddenly ill. Returning home, I went to bed and stayed home the whole day. Met two new pensionados from Mindanao who came to the dormitory this morning. From them, we learned of conditions prevailing in the Philippines. We did not received …

October 14, 1943 (Thursday)

Philippine Independence Day! Today we woke up in highest spirits. We marched to school bearing “home-made” Filipino flags prepared last night by the group at Hongoryo. The Filipino “propaganda corps,” too, posted attractive placards on the school’s bulletin board announcing in bold characters the Philippines’ Declaration of Independence. We were all so excitedly happy that everyone at school, teachers and …