From Our Own Correspondent Watched by a representative assembly of clergy and laity from the five counties of the Nottingham diocese, Archbishop Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate, accompanied by Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, ascended the tower of St. Hugh's College Tollerton, Notts, to bless a life-sized statue of St. Hugh of Lincoln.
This has been executed by Mr. P, Lindsey Clark, and introduces the famous Swan of Stowe, which tradition states acted as the Saint's
bodyguard, following him by day and .watching over him at night. St. Hugh is both the patron saint of the college, which was opened last year by Cardinal Griffin as a Junior Seminary for the Nottingham Diocese, and of the Diocese itself.
Rgturning to the grounds, the Apostolic Delegate was received by the Vicar General of the diocese, Mgr. Canon J. F. .Hargreaves, the Rector of the Seminary, Rev, Canon Cyril Gryce, the students of the college, and the visiting priests and laymen.
Bishop Ellis, in introducing Archbishop Godfrey, paid a grateful tribute to the manner in which the clergy and laity of the diocese had taken the matter of St. Hugh's College to heart and had relieved him of a big burden. The Archbishop, he said, had been interested in education all his life.
With regard to Mr. Lindsey Clark, the Bishop said that not only had he sought for the earliest representation of St. Hugh hut he had also studied his life in order to get the spirit of the great bishop.
After thanking them for their welcome, the Apostolic Delegate declared " Holy Church blesses these statues, and in the book which I have just held in my hand we read that God wishes these pictures and images to be made so that, by looking upon them. we may emulate their lives and virtues."
In opening a house for the training of young men for the priesthood, their bishop was doing what the Church told him to do, taking boys in their tender years and putting them in a house where they would find the strength they would need in later life.
" Help your bishop in the great task of training priests," he concluded.