its Centenary, has 96 years of outstanding educational SUOIXSb to its credit. it catees tot the Bigner Education of the Ceylon [emits —2 out of the 3 Tamil IS.C.'s have been Old Boys of St. Patrick's, When he London Mame. as in the thirties, was the School-leaving CerUticate, St. Patrick's time and time again headed the lists, not merely of the Ceylon Schools, but ol the Empire
We teach 1,400 boys from post. Kindergarten to the B.A.
We Have Been Too SuceessfuL
The non-Christian mirustei 01 Education, in his campaign against ' The Dunstanle System ot Denominational Schools," makes State-aid dependent On: —
(a) THE THIRTY-P1ECES OF SILVER CONDITION, viz: that we teach non and anu-Chrisuan religions in our Schools.
(b) THE BRICKS witHOUT STRAW CONDITION, i.e.. an equipment grant so studiedly inadequate that we shah be starved into inefficiency. The Alintster's plea is educational advance. RAISING THE CEILING BY LOWERING THE FLOOR 1 We arc. therelore, forced to become • Private School to do so, we need desperately a Nina ot 1.80.000.
1.20,000 are being collected in Ceylon by Old Boys and well-wishers, CAT110LIC, NON-LAI HOLIC and NONCHRISTIAN alike.
1, as Rector, have been asked to collect .160,000 before the end of MAY Impossible! Of course it ts But if, for example, 12,000 people, or groups, gave 45 each --THE BATTLE WOULD BE WON I
The equivalent of 77 such people have so tar come forward. Some have given more than £5. some less. All Were welcome Only 11,923 more ne,ededl
May out Blessed Lord and Blessed Lady prompt YOU to come to 0111 aid. We are not despairing. We have seen bricks made without straw too often on the Mission I
The Feast ot the Annunciation. March 25th, teaches us that what is impossible to man is possible to God.
Please help NOW. I am to return to Ceylon by the middle of May.
V. REY T M F Loso, O.M.I. House of Retreat, Inchicore, Dublin.