Seelos finally hears his first confessions. Although he had faculties to do so for more than two months, he does not think he is ready because of his imperfect knowledge of the English language. Moreover, in a letter home he says that he is not inclined to learn English! However, out of necessity he heard confessions in German, English and French, and of whites and blacks. He notes that his first time “turned out well… It was clearly a grace of God.” Indeed it must have turned out well; Seelos becomes a much-sought-after confessor for the rest of his life.