A pessimist couldn't attempt to take these vows • •
HOME OF QUIET APOSTLES
IN the presence of his Auxiliary, Bishop Cashman and of some seventy priests, Cardinal Godfrey consecrated the altar in the new Grail chapel at Waxwell Farm House, Pinner, on Tuesday.
The consecration coincided with the annual conference of Grail chaplains. Priests came from the dioceses of Westminster, Southwark, Brentwood, Leeds, Lancaster, Liverpool, Nottingham, Northampton and Hexham and Newcastle.
Invitations to the ceremony were confined to Grail chaplains and priest friends of the Movement, and the chapel was filled to overflowing. Three of the Grail-Gelineau Psalms were sung during the ceremony.
THE relics imbedded in the tin
adorned. white altar are those of St. Thomas of Canterbury; this has a particular significance in that the Grail House in Pinner stands on land that once belonged to the Saint, while Thomas Becket actually spent the last night before his martyrdom in Pinner.
Cardinal Godfrey addressed the priests during the course of the morning, speaking of' his interest in secular institutes and their valet: in the Iay apostolate. He said:
"One thought I would like you L•) Lake away from this gathering and it is the value of the secular institutes. I think all of us in our priestly ministry come across girls who. not wishing to enter the re
idea on an inspiring and significant scale.
The institutes do not merely sit back and defend the truths of the Church: they are mounting counter-offensives.
MEMBERSHIP of the Grail is
not easy. It isn't meant to be. For those fully engaged there must be vows or promises of celibacy and chastity, of obedience and of poverty. Although there must be a hierarchical form of government, there are none re