Flt. Patrick Peyton, founder and director of the international Family Rosary Crusade. is arriving in England in the next few days to conduct campaigns in eight dioceses.
Their object is to gain lasting peace among the nations and to bring God's blessing on all families and homes through the daily recitation of the Family Rosary.
The first of the three crusades will begin Sunday, April 20, in the dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle and Middlesbrough under the sponsorship of Bishop McCormack, Bishop Shine and Bishop Brunner.
The second will begin May 25. It will include the dioceses of Birmingham, Nottingham and Shrewsbury and will be sponsored by Archbishop Masterson, Bishop Ellis and Bishop Murphy.
The third will be a joint campaign uniting the dioceses of Westminster, Brentwood and Southwark under the patronage of Cardinal Griffin and Bishop Beck and Bishop Cowderoy.
The first diocesan Family Rosary Crusade in England was conducted by Fr. Peyton in the Lancaster diocese last year with immense success. His first appearance in the present crusades will be at a rally in the Boothferry F.A.C. grounds in Hull on April 27.
Other rallies in the dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle and Middlesbrough will be held on May 1 at York, an May 2 at Scarborough, on May 4 in Middlesbrough, on May Il in Sunderland and on May 18 in Newcastle.
During the past four weeks, Fr. John J. Murphy, C.S.C., Fr. Peyton's assistant, has toured the eight crusade dioceses to make preliminary arrangements with the Cardinal, Archbishop and Bishops. Fr. Murphy has helped Fr. Peyton in the direction of crusades throughout Canada, Alaska and the United States, as well as in Lancaster last year.
During the coming week he will address meetings of the clergy in Middlesbrough, York, Hull and in Scarborough to outline plans for the crusade and for the rallies.