On Sunday afternoon London witness( the annual walk from Newgate to Tybur a fixture in the year's devotional pri gramme, organised by the Guild of Ot Lady of Ransom. The accompanying pi ture shows the start, from the St. Sepulch church.
Why this yearly pious progress throw Holborn and Oxford Street and other tho oughfares? To gather fully the purpo of the walk, let the present give way the past in the scene here caught by tl camera. In place of the dome of the caw nal court, with its surmounting figure a Justice who in these times does not ref u her equitable ministry, fit into the pictu the frowning walls of old Newgate priso For the Dominican friars and other clerg the cross-bearer and the attendant co course of laity, substitute, other priest other laymen, as the case might be. Stet( them upon hurdles, surround them wi a military guard and see them thus depat in physical anguish but with exalted spir on their last earthly journey to where tl crown of martyrdom awaits them at T burn Tree.
It is in honour of the English Ma tyrs that the Ransomers make this p grimage from Newgate to Tyburn eve, year, closing their afternoon devotio, with public Benediction of the Blessi Sacrament from the balcony of Tybu, Convent in Hyde Park Place, not mai yards west of the site of the gallows.
The Pilgrimage Goal
To anyone viewing the spectacle at ti Benediction for the first time, the scene amazing. The foreigner, in particular, apt to cry : "Can such things be, in Protestant country?" Kneeling in ti roadway, thousands of men and wom( take part in this closing service, while lat., crowds look on with respectful interest.
Three Catholic churches: St. Etht dreda's, Ely Place; SS. Anselm and Cecil] Kingsway; and St. Patrick's, Soho Squat are outposts of the faith en route from ti prison site to Tyburn.
Cardiff Seamen's Home and S.V.P.
In the annual report of the Catho Institute for Seamen, Bute Street, Cardi the Archbishop of Cardiff p`ays tribute the work of the Cardiff Particular Court, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, wl direct the activities of the institute.
"It is wonderful what the council ha done during the past twelve months," states, "in spite of the difficulty in raisi funds, and we sincerely hope that t Catholics of Cardiff will recognise this it portant work and do their utmost to su port it."
During the past twelve months 9,0 visits were paid to the Catholic seame food was provided at moderate chary and for the less fortunate meals were giv free.
Fr. C. C. Martindale, S.J., lectured Monday at University College,'Cardiff, I "Man and Human Society." The lectu was arranged by the College Catho Society.