not just the work of one man. Thousands of leaflets are distributed by the Legion of Mary and by others, advertisements appear in the piipers. all the children of the city ' support the classes with their pi ayers. Details of the classes are given from all the pulpits. In the last series of 14 talks, the average ;Ittendance was 75. The majority of those attending the talks are nonCatholics. As a result of the lectures 29 neoplc are under instruction. The central library is intended lot these. I was told that as many as 25 books are taken out each evening. If. then. you have any spare books on your shelves, send them to The I egion of Mary, St. Anne's Cathedral, Leeds. and you will he playing a part in this very inspiring apostolate. The books must be in reasonable condition and on subjects connected with the Faith. Any hook that you send will be used in the fullest way.
DEAN Flynn the parish priest of
The Sacred Heart parish, Cardigan Road. Leeds, is also diocesan organiser for the Lourdes pilgrimages. and he was telling me of the great increase in pilgrims since the war. The numbers have doubled and trebled themselves. Six months of hard work by the central office goes into each pilgrimage. The mailing of information to all the parishes is only part of the hard work for there is also a film show about Lourdes in one parish or another every Sunday evening of the year.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
mR. Cave, the founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Society is overjoyed with the support given by readers to his merciful work. In
every part of the country there are suffeiets, men and women. who cannot walk, cannot shop for themselves. The aim of the Society is first to collect funds and to interest the medical profession in research, secondly to help the sufferers themselves. The fight against Icsneliness and depression is one in which we all could join. Mr. Cave
a Catholic but the Society which he has founded is for all sufferers of any colour. class or Creed. This is as it should be for one cannot he a good Catholic without the duty of being a good citizen and of carrying other peoples' burdens. Multiple Sclerosis is a heavy burden to bear.
Patron Saint Competition
0NL reader who has volunteered to help in this work writes to ask if these was any saint who had sclerosis and who would therefore qualify as a suitable Patron Saint. As the disease was only recognised in the middle of the last century it is unlikely that the name will occur in any Sallies life. But Saints may have had all the symptoms. If any reader can think of a suitable saint to be patron of the Society, write the name and reasons for your choice on a post card and send it to mc at Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Nr. 1.iverpool, by Friday. February 4. -lhere will be the usual prizes. £2. El and I0s. How set about finding a patron? First you would have to know the symptoms of the disease and this might lead you to write to Mr. Cave, 9, Grosvenor Crescent. London. W.I., to offer help.
What can we do ?
so often the cry goes up from
parish sodalities and similar organisations that they do not know what to do in the active apostolate. It every sodalist read this column carefully he or she would never ask that question, indeed would hardly nave time to go to bed. Take this case. An anonymous donor presented the Catholic Truth Society with .t high-class kiosk on wheels.
is the very latest thing in show cases and it is intended for the sale at Catholic Truth Society literature at Marble Arch. It might work in conjunction with the C.E.G. speakers and would certainly do much to further a knowledge of the Faith. But who will man it?
Tailpiece A reader sent 'in this description of Pontifical Mass in the East end of London at which many children were present. After the Mass the children were discussing the service. " Which was the bishop'?" asked someone. —ins with the 'elmet and the 'ook " said one of the boys.