Much like today’s “garbled” Catholic faith, recently discovered 104 year-old letters to God prove to be nearly undecipherable.

They bent over their school desks, 104 years ago, putting pencils to paper.

Writing letters to God.

Onto paper the students poured thoughts and prayers they hoped would ascend, like so many curling wisps of smoke, into the skies above turn-of-the-century Buffalo.

Their writings would remain hidden from view for more than a century.

Now — long after the schoolchildren who wrote them grew old and went to their graves — the letters written by students at Corpus Christi School on Clark Street have been rediscovered.

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