Plaques on Houses
SIR,-It was with great interest that I read in your issue of October 22 the suggestion that we should commemorate this Marian Year by erecting a wayside shrine to Our Lady.
Surely a small plaque of Our Lady, or the Mother and Child, put over the outside of the front door of the house or flat would be a fitting memorial, and within the purse of all.
It would he a tangible reminder of the Family Rosary Crusade, so dear to the Holy Father. and which he has recently enriched with Plenary Indulgences; it would also serve in a small way as a substitute for those wayside shrines of Our Lady, so numerous in Catholic countries; and be an acknowledgment to the Queen of Heaven, by her children in this country, that this land is still her Dowry.
I have for some years past had a plaque over the door of my house. It is visible from the road, and have found it to he a source of interest and enquiry for many who pass this way, Artistic plaques of various sizes and prices are now obtainable. The unobtrusive appearance all over the country of such an outward symbol as this seems to me to be a suitable. though altogether inadequate, act of thanksgiving to the Mother of God for her gifts to us during this Marian Year.
(Mrs.) Hilda Mackenzie Skins Farm, Roydon, Essex.