The Michael Lang Letters
our modern world how beautiful and edifying it would be if grandma
and grandpa standing at the open grave, perplexed and bewildered not
whither to turn and what to do, if then the children would say," Father
remain with us, for the night approached and the day is far spent"
Once I read in the paper that a certain beautifully groomed professor was walking along the street and with him was an old lady wearing old fashioned clothes. One his friends asked him, How is it that you were walking with such an old fashioned woman? He answered, "This old lady was my mother and she it was
who brought me thus far
I have such a nice school and am so well dressed and I am not ashamed
with her. If our modern youth would think and act likewise our present
would be a better place to live in.
for my trip to South America ----The goal ----
Everything is prepared for the trip to the depot. Then my dear grandmother
comes with a bottle or
water and said," Kneel down to receive the blessing or your dear ones”.
Father, and Mother each one in turn sprinkled me with holy water and
wished me "Godspeed".
My father accompanied me to the depot and into the train.
grandmother had given me a small prayer book and a picture of the
Rapgael and exhorted me to pray often to the archangel Raphael to be
steady companion. I recalled the story of Tobias I had learned at
was 19 years at the time. It was a very hard trip. Three days journey
us to the port. There we embarked on a ship of some 2000 passengers. As
we were on the high seas sea sickness became evident among passengers.
self did not reel so well but I constantly recalled my story or Tobias
archangel and redoubled my prayers. Storms the first weeks or our trip
much misery and at times it seemed however the ship would sink. After 2
however the sea grew calmer. All told the trip lasted 30 days till we
To be cont.
The Lord bless
you...Father and Mother