FUTURE A RRANGEMENTS
On November 18 and 27 the C.F.S. is showing films at St. Bede's, CIa.pham Park, and The Catholic Women's League, Richmond, respectively. The next monthly display at Millicent Fawcett Hall is on December 2, when Fr. Ferdinand Valentine, 0.P., will lecture on " Liturgical Films."
REPERTORY SI-IOW'S The ambitious plan of giving four shows at the same place in one week (two on the same day and two on successive evenings), has proved successful. Both Fr. Young, addressing the first display on November 4, and Fr. Ciilbey, 0.P., who spoke at the shows on the Friday and Saturday following, were greeted by a numerous and enthusiastic audience. The principal films, " Dominican Mass," " Aran of the Saints," and " Mount Melleray are valuable additions to the Society's growing list of films.
Introducing this film, Fr. Gilbey, 0.P., said that the film was not being shown because of its importance as the Dominican Mass, but because it is the Mass, the greatest of all actions on earth, and because it shows at close quarters what the priest is doing at the altar. Till the sixteenth century there were many variations in the form of prayers surrounding the central act of Christianity, but Pope Pius V imposed one practice on the -whole of Western Europe, making exceptions, however, as in the case of the Dominican rite, on account of antiquity.
ARAN OF THE SAINTS
Fr. Young expressed his thanks to the parish priest of Aran, the Very Rev. Thomas Killeen, unfortunately not present, for his kind hospitality, interest and co operation in making this film. He said that Aran came to the notice of the Society through the film " Man of Aran," which despite its many excellencies, omitted the most vital characteristic of Aran, namely, that it has been Catholic since 483, when St. Enda came to the island and converted it.
" Aran of the Saints" shows the religious life of the people and in its way is intended to supplement " Man of Aran."
CATFORD FILM DISPLAY
"Aran of the Saints" will be shown at Lewisham Town Hall on November 24. Fr. Francis Young, who made the film, will give the commentary, and there will also be a film-lecture by Fr. Ferdinand Valentine, 0.P., entitled " The Holy Mass." Early application for tickets is advisable, as they are selling rapidly. (36 Great Smith Street, S.W., 2/-, 1/6, 1/-).
MOUNT MELLERAY contains some fine photography, especially of Pontifical Mass in the abbey church, and shows what the Trappist monks have made of 600 acres of rocky land in the Knockmealdown Mountains, given them .a' hundred years ago.