Jean Campbell, a Scottish visitor to the Summer School of Catholic Action, apparently enjoyed her holiday at work. Typical of many of her companions at St. Charles's College, she had given up her holiday to become one of those knowing people who won't go on saying in that discouraging way, " What :a Catholic Action?" She knows an answer now. Her letter exudes her enthusiasm: " What impressed me most was the general atmosphere of friendliness and enthusiasm among those who, up till their meeting at St. Charles's, had been strangers to each other. After lectures groups could be Leard discussing the problems of Catholic Action peculiar to their own country.
" Many said that the school had been hard work and yet a real holiday. The afternoons being free quite a lot of sightseeing was done. Most visitors wanted to see the Tower, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, etc., so the wellequipped information bureau was kept very busy in giving directions. The more leisurely people spent the time in the beautiful garden of the convent.
" Every day the numbers grew—the college kitchen had to stretch considerably at the end. We appreciated greatly the freedom from institutionalism. Discussions went on till the early hours without the fear of lights being suddenly switched off.
" The nuns (the Society of the Sacred Heart) really spoiled us. Our wishes were not only met but often forestalled. We were delightfully surprised, when we returned from Hyde Park where we had been listening to the speakers, to find hot cocoa waiting for us.
" This is an example of the kind of practical things we did. After a talk on social problems we visited a housing estate where there had been a gardening competition, and the window boxes were still very beautiful. One tenant had actually had over 300 roses this year."