Sir.-Your answer about the Holy Chalice at Valencia appears to be irrelevant and incorrect. The bowl of the Chalice is of agate or oriental cornelian and the style and workmanship such that it could be of the period and place of Our Lord's life on earth.
The tradition briefly is this; that the Chalice of the Last Supper was taken to Rome by St. Peter after the death of Our Lady: that it was sent to his native town. Huesca. in the S.W. of Spain, by St. Lawrence the Deacon, with a letter under his own hand, about the year 258, shortly before he and the Pope St. Sixtus were martyred during the persecution of Valerian : that it was taken to St. Juan de la Pefia about the year 713 by Adalbert. the Bishop of Huesca. escaping from the Moorish invasion: that it was brought to Zaragoza in 1399 by Martin the Humane, King of Aragon, and handed over to the Cathedral of Valencia in 1437 by King Alfonso V.
W. J. Mason. 26, Craven Street, Strand.
COAKELEY-ROONEN. On Whit Monday, May 3Dth, le5e. at the Church of St. William of Ynrk. Reading, with Nuptial Mass by the Rev. Father H. Donnelly. MICHeFl. J. COAKELEY, of 40, Hamilton Road. Reading, to KATHLEEN E. M. ROONEY, of 275, Basin. ..toke Road, Reading.
LAVERTY-CHARLES.--June 15tei at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Leeds, with Nuptial -Mass and Papal Blessing by the Very Rev. L. J. Flynn. Austin Michael, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Laverty, to Anne Cecelia. youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Charles. Both of Lads.
ROONEY-D1LLON. On June 7th, 1930, at St. Albans Church, Wallasey, by the late Monsignor J. Kelly. PATRICK I. ROONEY, youngest snn of Mrs. E. Rooney and the late Patrick Rooney, of Birkenhead. to ALICE DILLON. eldest daughter of Mr. E. Dillen and the late Bridget Dillon, of Wallasey. Present Address, 275, Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berke.
CALNAN.-On June 7th. 1955. at his home. 213. Fontayne Avenue, Chigwele, Joseph Nigel, age 33, dearly beloved husband of Eileen Mary and treasured father of Catherine. Christopher and Michael. Fortified by the rites of the Holy Mother Church. R.I.P.
COLMAN. en June 6th at the Presbytery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Mabel Catherine, widow of Ernest Colman and mother of Father Guy Colman. Parish Priest of Church of the Sacred Heart, Hanley. Fortified by the rites of Holy Church. R.I.P.