Wimmer Wednesday. I am fully aware as you warned me in your last letter of the hazards of too-hurried expansion, and I am not overlooking the dangers that exist for the young priests. My zeal is so impatient, however, that I do not want to delay. We live in youthful, young-blooded America, where everything grows faster than in the decadent countries of Europe. In the last ten years, I have worked constantly for the rapid growth of the monastery. For that reason, I have brought in so many persons that I have neither food, rooms, nor work for them at home.
TO GREGORY SCHERR
St. Cloud, Minnesota, November 3, 1856