From Our Own Correspondent
" It certainly makes you think-however hardboiled you are," said a nonCatholic manager of a famous Birmingham cinema after the private showing of the film The Song of Bernadette at the Scala Cinema, Birmingham, on Monday.
Invitations to this private performance had been sent to the clergy and to many promin.ent Catholics and film managers in the city. In the comments heard afterwards from Catholics and non-Catholics alike it was evident that the film had made a deep impression on those present. It was equally apparent that they recognised how areal an influence for good this film would have upon the whole country. ,
Next week we shall be in November -the month of the Holy Souls, when we shall all be thinking of, and praying for, our friends and relations who have gone hence. • Ransomers, I hope, will say a prayer for all their departed fellow-Ransomers.
I hope to offer a Low Mass of Requiem for our Founders, Fr. Philip Fletcher and Mr. Lister Drummond, and all deceased Ransomers on Tuesday, November 7, at 12 noon in St. Anselnis, Kingsway, W.C.2.
We have a Low Mass because it won't take more than about twenty minutes to offer, and the time is fixed itt the hope that many London Ranscalers, especially those who work nearby, will be able to come.
The list of deceased Ransomers includes many exalted names, among them the H.H. Pope XIII, their Eminences Cardinals Manning (the first White Cross Ransomer), Vaughan, Bourne and Hinsley. And many Ransomers will remember Some of the stalwarts of the Guild, such as Mr. Emery, Elliot Anstruthet. Bernard Heyburn. Major Stack, Edward Gordon, and many others.
Joule H. Fit,mrsa.