AN ordination card with a picture of Our Lady and 32 names—instead of the usual one name—came this week from St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London.
The 32 view priests, all members of the missionary society, were ordained in the college chapel on Sunday by Cardinal Griffin.
It was the largest single ordination of priests in Great Britain.
The previous record was the ordination of 30 Mill Hill Fathers at Olympia last year.
The new priests are Fathers W. Adamson, J. Burton, P. Connolly, I. Delaney, A. v.d. Eeden, R. se Eyndhoven, T. Feldbrugge, L. Flinn,
J. Galvin, I. V. Goozen, N. Hanrahan, M. Henselmans, F. Hoefnagels, D. Horrigan, M. v.d. Hulst, G. Jansen, F. Jud, M. Koopmans, A. Kurstjens, H. v.d. Laan, P. Logue, A. Nagler, C. Oprins, W. Parschalk, J. Rainer. A. Sehoone, M. Sweeney, H. Timmermans, L. Verslnys, B. Welling and A. Winstanley.
Not all will go immediately to the foreign missions. Some are appointed to take further studies at Rome, Durham and in Holland. Others will replace priests in the colleges at home. who are thereby freed for the missions.
In the autumn 31 members of St. Joseph's Society will go to the missions, 18 to Africa, eight to Borneo, Sarawak and the Philippines. four to India and Pakistan, and one to the Falkland Islands.
For the last six years these newly ordained priests have lived, worked and studied together in the society's colleges at Roosendaal, Holland. for their philosophy, and at Mill Hill for their theology, speaking English as their common language, trained and educated in the spirit of the missions, imbued with the spirit and tradition of their founder, Cardinal Vaughan.
In the long list of appointments. announced by the Supenor Genera] after the ordination, are the following: Fr. James Rogan goes to Glasgow as Rector, and is succeeded in Burn Hall, Durham, by Fr. N. Prior, recently returned from India after 30 years' work there.
Fr. Thomas Sheridan, M.A., leaves Freshford, Kilkenny, to go as Assistant Principal of the Government Teachers' Training School in Sarawak. His place is taken in Freshford by Fr. Anthony Galvin, M.A., recently returned from Sarawak.
Fr. B. Sullivan and FT. B. Winstanley go to India to join the staff of the native seminary in Nellore, near Madras.
Fr. H. Moran, Fr. J. Courtney, B.A., Fr. J. Galvin and Fr. S. Deegan are transferred to the staffs of the society's houses in America.
Fr. N. Hanrahan and Fr. B. Welling go to Rome, Fr. J. Reusen to Cambridge and Fr. J. Burton and Fr. M. Sweeney to Durham for further studies.
Fr. A. Foreman returns from the Sudan to become spiritual director at St. Joseph's College, Roosendaal, Holland,