The Diary of a Country Priest - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

At the start of this chapter, the priest meets with Mlle Louise, the governess at the Château. Although this young lady intended to become a Poor Clare, or a nun of St. Clare, she instead nursed her invalid mother and become a governess. While the Mme la Comtesse is pleased with Mlle Louise, the daughter, Mlle Chantal does not like Mlle Louise at all. Also, the priest writes in his diary that he has learned those at the Château do not snub him for choosing not to have a live-in maid. They do, however, feel he should have a housekeeper come in once or twice a week. The priest admits he has no problem with being poor and having to do his own laundry, but wishes the elders of the church would decide whether priests should appear poor, or well-to-do.

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