Apostolate of the Prayer-Card is still going full swing in spite of the disaster to the Mission House, and is now definitely established among Anglicans, whose clergy especially are ordering the Prayer-Cards in thousands for their people. They write endless letters of gratitude for the Acts of Prayer and profession of Christian doctrines contained, stating unreservedly that the Prayer-Card is exactly what they need for souls at this time of hideousness and crisis. Protestant bookshops order it frequently, and it is gratifying to note that references to it have appeared in the secular Press. I am immensely grateful to all the Catholic Societies and individual Catholics who are helping so splendidly in the Apostolate by ordering and distributing it to nonCatholics. I believe that many are praying now who gave little thought to prayer before this war began. I also believe that considerable stimulus has been given to the Apostolate by the very Catholic-minded leaflet issued by the Ministry of Information appealing to the nation to turn to God, also by the request of Lord Halifax for a " Sixth Column " of Prayer, as by the forcible words of Lord Gort, The Superior, the Mission House, Brondesbury Park, London, N.W.6, is still the address from which to order the Prayer-Cards, but the Mission House itself is no longer habitable. even if the post can be delivered there, and the Fathers are billeted elsewhere. The blasts of high explosives and a landmine finally did it. Windows have gone, the Chapel is just wreckage, doors blown off hinges, floors lifted and ceilings down. We're not at all downhearted, the massive walls still stand firm, and DV., we shall restore the 'Mission House after the war. Humanly, of course, it is sad, for it is the place of so many memories and Catholic associations, outside whose gates a fanatical mob once howled when the Motor-Chapel campaign for the conversion of England began. So many famous Bishops and priests have stayed there, so many " adventurings for God " have been planned there, so many souls received into the Church there. Yes, it was difficult to keep back the tears. . . However, the Mission House, please God, will be itself again, though, like the Motor-Chapel, battle-scarred, when the present world's tragedy is finisfied. Catholics, please pray for us that this may be so.
OWEN DUDLEY (Rev.).