SIR,-I should like to make
known some particular bookneeds of an African seminary-the regional seminary for African priests in Southern Rhodesia.
Its library is badly in want of the works of the Fathers; in fact, it possesses nothing patristic at all, not even the greatest of the Fathers and the Doctor doctorum being represented-SL Augustine, whose zeal burned (and burns) so high for the good fortunes of the Catholica in his beloved Africa.
Throughout the United Kingdom there must surely be a number of libraries (in seminaries, abbeys, presbyteries, convents and other institutions) on whose shelves spare or unused copies of Augustine and/or his fellow Fathers are gathering dust, and are unlikely to be put to much serious further use.
Benefactors will be given an immediate and permanent place in our Masses and prayers. Should anyone present the seminary with a complete set of Migne-that is, Fathers both Latin and Greekour highest and wildest hope will have been fulfilled.
I shall be grateful if any donor would write to me and practical arrangements for despatch can then be made.
(Fr.) Richard Foley, SI.
11 Minderbroedersstraat, Louvain, Belgium.