We have received the following from James Hayes, 23, Legh Street, Golborne, Warrington, Lancs:—
Sir,—" Look at any crowd in the Street. What an extraordinary sight it is! Not one human being that cornprises it was in existence a, hundred years ago, and not one will be walking down the street in a hundred years' time; yet they all look and behave as though they were immortal.
Where did they come from? Where are they going to? Can you answer those questions? Until we can do so, no man or woman can be ordinary.
A man driving a 'bus or working down a sewer may seem a very commonplace person; but he is not. He is hedged about by the mystery that surrounds every human being from the moment of his arrival on this earth until the moment of his release from the brief consciousness we call life."
—H. V. MORTON, in the Daily Herald, November 9, 1936.
How many Catholic laymen realise how fully and satisfactorily answered are the
above, and many more questions, in the retreats so earnestly advocated by the Archbishop of Westminster?
Those who have taken part in retreats testify that they are an arsenal for Catholic Action and a refuge from insanity in an insane world.
" If the silence and environment raise men's minds above the din and sordidness of this life, the retreat will have done its work " (extract from retreat pamphlet).
Short week-end retreats (sleep at home) for London laymen are held at MX., Organising Secretary, 212, Hammersmith Road, W.6., and enclosed retreats for North-West England at Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Lancs: