Sta. — Our efforts in this war will have hut half achieved their object when we have gained final victory: there will still remain the great task of reconstructing Europe on a basis of Christian peace and charity. 1 f England is to attempt this with any hope of success she must first he rechristianised herself. Tn-day, therefore, the conversion of our country is of more immediate importance perhaps than at any time since the Reformation, and we cannot afford to set aside prayer for that end as being of less moment than prayer for victory and peace —rather we should redouble it. To eacourage greater unity in our petition we ask you to publish this appeal for more members of the Martyrs' Association.
The Martyrs' Association, founded in Rome during the Holy Year 1933 under the auspices of the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Godfrey, at that time Rector of the English College, works and prays for the canonisation of the English Martyrs, and continues their work by praying for the conversion of England. That is to say, we pray for the canonisation of our own Martyrs, and at the same time, remembering that they died because they loved England too well to see her brought to ruin by the enemies of God's Church, we beg them to champion our cause, to help us reap the fruits of their great sacrifice by bringing England back to her ancient faith. Membership of the Association rests on two conditions: first, that one be enrolled, and secondly that there should be said daily, preferably at mid-day, a " Glory be to the Father " and ." Blessed English Martyrs
pray for us." These conditions are purposely made simple iA order that even the busiest among us may be able to join daily in swelling the volume of prayer rising to God for the cause of our Martyrs and for our country. Every year there is a novena of Masses for the intentions of the Association beginning on April 26 and ending on May 4, the feast of the Martyrs. In addition there will be three Masses said annually for the intentions of the members. The Association has members all over the world, but there -should be many more; the conversion of England concerns us all very closely. All enquiries and applications for enrolment should he addressed to: Rt. Rev. the Rector, Ven English College, St. Mary's Hall, Stonyburst, Lancs. BERNARD CHAPMAN.
Secretary to the Association.