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State, military and civic lead- ers were among the reception committee who welcomed the Ca- tholic officer. At his home, Col. Mucci was serenaded by the Bless- ed Sacrament School Band. He will remain home on a brief leave before reporting for reassignment. from page 4) about equaIity to rural life but it Certain events fairs afford a certain but that is the city folks want "and the country peo- These affairs outside of the town ffair would have the touch and the town come out and see fore change. In rural life should as possible. Should be. made to so that many boys and girls paradise in the that it can be real- country. Join the Solemn Novena at Our Lady of the Ozarks OUTDOOR BENEDICTION Every Sunday at 3 p.m. "Pray for Him over there." Him to Our Lady in Prayer." Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine Masses 10 and 12:30 o'clock (Send for the Novena Prayers) Arkansas THAT YOU MAY LIVE. A Iook vividly defining the world-healing doc- trine of the Mystical Body of Christ. Written so you can understand and enioy it. St. Paul faidy buttonholes you; makes you want to apply this grand doctrine to your daily life. ',,?L: 176 page=. Cloth. $2 .... , EMPEROR. A novel. c% SUspense and a happy end- of world ord' rule. A springboar"d based on peace points Cloth, $2. Paper, $I. Order from your bookstore or ue the coupon below. brought destruction to all sec- tions of the town and almost all ssful i a Mission Nears Jubilee Chungking, China. (DThe mis- sion at Kweiyang, one of the most successful in China, will be 100 years old next year. For the first 30 years of its existence, it was a failure. The tide turned only af- ter a novena had been offered to the Blessed Virgin and, it seems, ever since her mantle of protec- tion has cloaked the mission. The story of the mission was related here by the Rev. Joseph Regan, a Maryknoller from Fair- haven, MasS. He said that today the mission has three large churches in the city and that every Sunday the seven Masses in each church are crowded. The semi- nary has ordained more than 50 priests, the mission dispensaries are crowded, and 2,000 students are enrolled in its schools. A century ago, Father Regan re- lated, the mission was founded by the Paris Foreign Missioners, but they met with indifference and persecution. The discouraged missioners were called together by the Bishop, who told them there seemed no hope, but urged them to offer  novena to the Blessed Virgin. Hardly had the novena ended, Father Regan said, when conditions changed. In gratitude a large shrine to the Blessed Vir- gin was built on the outskirts of the city and each year thousands cf Chinese gather there to pay homage to the Blessed Mother. A strange incident connected with the shrine happened only last year, Father Regan said. The seminarians at Kweiyang sought De, mission to make a pilgrimage to the shrine, but the rector, not wishing to interrupt their studies, sought to put them off. Finally he gave in to their pleas, but ad- vised them they would have to go without lunch. They made the i;ilgrimage and at what would have been their lunch period a squad of Japanese planes bombed Ue seminary. Bombs hit.the re- fectory, where they would have been had they not made the pil- grimage. Eisenhower's Chauffeur Member Catholic Parish Corona, N. Y.. (E)Sgt. Michael James McKeough, who served as orderly and personal chauffeur to General D. Eisenhower, is a mem- ber of Our Lady of Sorrows par- ish here. At the General's per- sonal request he and his mother were given a place of honor in the parade and at the banquet ten- dered to General Eisenhower by the New York City officials. Sergeant McKeough was select- ed by the supreme commander when as a colonel, he was direct- ing maneuvers in Louisiana four years ago. Since then Sergeant McKeough has been at General Eisenhower's side through every campaign, receiving a promotion witi each one received by the General. Sergeant McKeough has 116 points and expects to receive his Army discharge soon. When he married a WAC sergeant in the Louis XVI chapel in Versailles Palace last September, General i Eisenhower gave away the bride. Tle marriage was said to be the  first performed in the chapel since that of Louis XVL ' I/ Cidroprltor PathemetHe Precision Disqmo 14 yearn Exper. lense as a Grad- uate Nurse Phone 2-2684 810 E. 9th Little Rock. Ark. THE GUARDIAN, JULY 6, 1945 I II iii III .... town. A decision had to be made quickly. At dusk, the nuns left their cloisters and sadly trudged up the hill to the Basilica, where a chapel in the crypt became their temporary home. That night a house next to the Carmel burned and the wind car- ried the flames close to the chap- el. Suddenly the spread of tl flames ceased, but not before they had penetrated within the Carmel. Two inner walls protected a ce- ment cave in which the most precious relics of St. Therese and important archives of the Carmel had been placed for safety. Priests managed to save them and car- ried them to the Basilica. On the night of June 10, there was another mass bombing and 85 bombs fell in the Carmel's in- ner gardens, but no serious dam- aged was done to the buildings. During July and August there were many bocnbings, with the railway station still one of the main objectives. Evacuation Ordered It was during these days of ex- ile that the Prioress of the Car- mel, Mother Agnes de Jesus, re- ceived from the Cardinal Arch- bishop of Paris a copy of the Papal Brief naming her youngest sister, St. Therese, second patron saint of France. And then an assault was made on Heaven. A novena before the Blessed Sacrament, began on July 12. On the day it ended, in the presence of a congregation from all the neighboring country, the three pastors of the town made a vow to St. Therese that every year on September 30, all their parishioners would march in a procession from St. Pierre's Ca- thedral to the Basilica, escorting her relics. The evacuation order was de- layed but not revoked. Remain At Lisleux Meanwhile, the Battle of Nor- mandy was getting closer each day. The National Aid office at Paris offered the Carmelites enough trucks to transport them and the relics of their beloved Saint to Paris. Many friend urged them to accept the offer, but it eemed to the nuns that they had a moral obligation to re- main at Lisieux until the last pos- sible moment. A second novena was begun in preparation for the feast of the Assumption. Ave Marius by the hundreds of thousands followed one upon the other. On August 21, there was great anxiety in the crypt filled with people from neighboring villages who had come there for shelter 200 German soldiers had been in- stalled in a tower of the Basilica What a risk if Allied observers should discover them? But be- fore morning a dense fog con- cealed the Basilica from aerial observation. British Tanks Arrive By next evening the first Brit- i_h tanks had arrived. They met more resistance than had been expected. German artillery was mounted on the pavement around the sanctuary and at the passages hading to the crypts. The British tanks massed at the foot of the hill The noise was infernal. Large shells explonded near the Basilica. During the evening in the crypt, a German projectile struck one of the entrances, cut- ;ing off huge blocks of granite. Many other shells fell on the paving and damaged the steps leading to the Basilica. 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St. Clement's Church, originally the Universalist Church of the Redemption, purchased by the archdiocese in" 1935, was solemnly dedicated by Archbishop Cushing as the Eucharistic Shrine of Per- petual Adoration. The following cable was read by Archbishop Cushing at the inaugural Pontifi- cal Mass: "The Holy Father on the occasion of the inauguration of a center for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Saint Clement's Church, Boston, loving- ly imparts to Your Excellency, to the Franciscan Missionaries of I.isieux was liberated. A solemn Mass and Communion service was held in the crypt for British and Canadian soldiers. The following Sunday the Car- melites, after an act of thanks- giving, returned to the Carmel, escorting the Casket of St. Therese and followed by a crowd of civil- ians and soldiers. If it's worth doing, it's worth having 1 H. P. LOVE NURSERY &ND LANDSCAPE CO. Phone 2-3600 In a letter to Mother Mary Marguerite of ,the Sacred Heart, Superior General of the Francis- can Missioraries of Mary, custo- dians of the shrine, who spend the eve of every first Friday in noc- turnal adoration, and Holy Fa- ther said he expected "great won- ders from these Eucharistic pray- ers offered 'while all things are in quiet silence and the night is in the midst of her course.'" "We expect these prayers," the Holy Father wrote, "to accomplish much toward that Peace of Christ in the Reign of Christ which is so ardently desired and of which Our Venerated Predecessor spoke with such inspiration. We expect them also to bring back to the light some fold of the Good Shepherd innumerable souls now wandering in the darkness of unbelief . . . We renew to you, from a pro- found grateful heart, Our paternal i encouragement in the inspired de- [Votion you are planning." ii In a newly-published history of I the shrine Archbishop Cushing urges the faithful to continue wor- I ship of the Blessed Sacrament and I I suggests the simple prayer: "O '1Lord, I believe, I adore, I love. in A humble and contrite heart you will not despise." "The Blessed Sacrament is a Teat test of faith and Our Bless- ed Lord made it a test case," Arch- bishop Cushing writes. "Every time we kneel before the Blessed Sacrament God offers us the self- same test case. Contemplating this stupendous truth of the Real Presence, we are lost in a mys- tery of the mind, lost in one of the greatest truths which concern the Divine Nature.'! 414 Women Attend Retreat Dubuque. (DA total of 414 women made the retreats sponsor- ed by the Catholic Women's Re- treat League here. The teen age or junior retreat had an attend- ance of 123. , The retreatants came from 38 different cities, and 149 of the group had never made a retreat before. Among you all, who is the hap- piest and the most useful? Is it not the soul which is most united to God. ( } tear HEALEY & ROTH ........... A I OF rou.r.c BURIAL ASSOCI T ON I NC ... fira [L . SERVICE Hegarty Drag .Company 4th and Main St=. Phone 9111 Little Rk, Ark. Parsel's 1 Model Alrplane . l Bone Dry ;roofing Sheet metal Work l w. J.E. Hornibrook., P A R S E L ' a ZOglU East Markham Street 816 W. Capitol Littln Rock CHARLES M. TAYLOR C. H. RICHTER Taylor" [ Incorporated chter Phone 4-1631