IT would he a gross exaggeration 1 to say that I only came to America for one purpose, namely to visit St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota and see the new world-famous modernistic church. But to arrive at St. John's early one morning and see the great grey rectangular "bellbanner" triumphantly raised in front of the church was an unforgettable moment—and that despite grey Minnesota mist. The mist went with a sharp 'flu contagion which was laying low some four hundred of the monks and students. The 'flu meant among other disappointments not being able to meet 'person-to-person' Fr. Godfrey Dickman, the liturgical expert and editor of that fine monthly "Worship". A long telephone conversation from room to room had to do instead. At least I could give him all the news (not very optimistic) from England. This Abbey and University. set in endless wooded undulating country, bleak but still beautiful in winter with great frozen lakes, is said to be the largest Benedictine Abbey in the world and it is certainly the oldest in the Slates, having been started by some German monks more than a century ago. To try and give a personal impression of the great new Abbey church and the liturgical significance of its architecture and detail would take too long for these notes, and I hope that later I may be able to write an article about it with illustrations.
WAS disappointed to find that despite the size of the corn