Every year your readers help us by putting forward names of Catholic women who, in their opinion, have made an outstanding contribution to national life or to a local community. Some prove to he already well known; many are unsung heroines working unstintingly for others in their own sphere.
May we invite nominations now for our "Catholic Women of 1974"?
(Mrs.) Rudi Weisweiller Chairman, Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon Committee 1 Hillsleigh Road, London, WA. Southern Sweden between the North Sea and the Baltic, where before the arrival of the Passionists the Catholic Church had been practically nonexistent since the Reformation.
Even today there re few Catholics living in Smalgnd, and the great majority of these are immigrants from Yugoslavia and other countries who have settled in Sweden in recent years.
What is important, and significant. is that were it not for the half-dozen or so Passionist Fathers and lay brothers from Britain and Ireland (and latterly also from Poland) the growing number of Catholics in Smalhd would have no opportunities to attend Mass except by travelling great distances, and otherwise to practise their religion.
J. 0. May Flat 11 Westpoint, 49 Putney Hill.