School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Donegal, Co. Donegal
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 288

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About fifty years ago there lived a woman called Mrs. O Mahony in the parish of Killymard. She was very fond of style, and every Sunday she went to Mass to show off her finery. For each Mass she went to, she dropped a pebble into a box. At the end of the year she opened the box but there was only one pebble in it, because she only once heard Mass devoutly, instead of being at least fifty times. This astounding incident made a great impression on the poor woman who afterwards became a daily attendant at Mass which was heard by her with all possible devotion

John Mac Brearty