("THIS has been a year of con
solidation," Fr. Paul Bidone told his friends at the annual meeting, on Thursday, of the Sons of Divine Providence. Progress had continued on Colombo House, Teddington, for handicapped children, and when the children move in, the Variety Club of Great Britain has promised its support.
"In Lancashire, the year has seen the beginning of the Novitiate, at the new seminary, where there are four students of theology. The [owl strength of the Sons of Divine Providence in England including priests is 13; a small army, but wholly entrusted to Divine Providence.
"We have enlarged the scheme of holidays for our old boys," Fr. Flidone continued. "For the sixth year in succession we have been able to close down our two homes, to give a holiday to the old people as well as to the staff.
"There has been a new ray of light into unity. Two Christian Unity conferences have been held, in May and October. Now that the reorganisation of Greater London is about to become a reality, 'Councils of Compassion' should, as suggested at the second Unity conference, be set up all over the new emerging boroughs."
Mgr. Bruno Torpigliani, Counsellor of the Apostolic Delegation, presided at the meeting.