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LVIII NO. 39 Official 00Publication of the 00iocese of 00ittle "Kock LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS SEPTEMBER 26, 1969 M. Brendan As October Approaches Bishop Reaffirms Value of Holy Rosary; Daily Recitation by Family Recommended acceptable to the Mother of God and powerful in obtaining gifts from heaven.' The Second Vati- can Council clearly referred to the Rosary, though not in express terms, when it reminded all the faithful that practices and ex- Little Rock -- His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher appeal- ed this week to Arkansas Catho- lics to increase their devotion to the Holy Rosary and to offer it dally in the family circle. In a specially-written appeal, the Bishop said: carded. Some Catholics have even told me that the Church has given up the Rosary and no longer re- commends it for the people to say. Our Holy Father, Pope Paul, says of the Rosary: 'This pray- er is well suited to God's people, Si't'' here,"M"Yo:::frlien::i:C:::s::oonbeis the month of the Holy Little Ital00l Church Dedication Planned Little Italy -- A new Church of St. Francis will be dedicated here by His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher on Saturday, October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, at 4 P.M. The pastor, The Rev. John Hlav- acek, has invited all former pas- tors of the Little Italy mission to attend the blessing of the new church which stands on three- and-a-half acres of land recently donated to the parish by Mrs. Maria Balsam. The old church, with its land- mark belfry and steeple, is now up for sale and is to be moved to the site adjacent to the new church property. The new church has a cement block and antique painted brick exterior. A terrazzo block sanc- tuary floor was installed by par- ishioners. The architect was Robert Millet of Ginocchio, Crom- well, Carter and Neyland of Little Rock. Hudspeth and Hudspeth are the contractors. Guests attending the dedication will be served a spaghetti dinner following the ceremonies. Rosary. "The Rosary is a wonderful prayer in which we pay special honor to Our Lord and His Bles- sed Mother by meditating on the glorious, joyful and sorrowful mysteries of His life which she shared so intimately with Him. "It is a prayer composed of the Creed, Glory be to the Father, Our Father, and Hall Mary. It is a simple prayer which we can all say by heart. It is a prayer which is highly recommended and highly Indulgenced by the Church. Every Pope, forhundredsofyears, has written to commend it to the people. "But in spite of all this, there are some Catholics who say it is old-fashioned and should be dis- 45 Arkansas Women Attend Cursillo ROck -- Thronged fun- services were this week to the llfe of one of Arkan- respected Catholic eclu- Sister Mary Brendan R.S.M. ars, Sister Brendan the Diocese of Little teacher and principal Schools in Fort Tontitown, Lit- and North Little Rock. principal of Holy El Dorado, for years and was re= this year. died September Irner-Brown Hospital, El flier an illness of sev- She underwent sur- John's Hospital, St. June, then returned to hopefully for con- However, she grew until her death A.M. last Saturday. was a native of daughter of the J. and Mary O'Dwy- her early edu- the Sisters of Mercy County Cork. She Rock in 1920 and Congregation of the Mercy at Mount St. Brendan held an AB Webster College, St. an MS degree in Edu- bra the Graduate School of Ollege, Xavier, Kan- a member of the on Education for the of the Sisters and was Educational fo r Elementary the Diocese of Little was recently honored to membership in the Lppa Gam- organization women who have service in the tcation. She was also a the Arkansas Educa- and of the Nat- . BRENDAN PG. 2 Grannis, DeQueen, St. Barbara's -- Mrs. Dare (Gloria)Gueydan. Hot Springs, St. John's -- Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Moenster. Jacksonville, St. Jude the Apostle -- Mrs. Paul (Mary) Pies- lak, Mrs. Louis (Mary Esther) Kight, Mrs. Garth (Ethel Rita) Travis. Little Rock, Good Counsel -- Mrs. Anthony (Mary Maxine)Bins, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) Thompson, Mrs. Vincent (Joyce) Lammers, Mrs. Herman (Virgie)Bins, Mrs. Thomas (Sue) Devine, Mrs. Ed (Jackie) Lewis; Christ the King --Mrs. John (Marilyn) Schultz, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Dix; Holy Souls-- Mrs. Curtis (Zita)Cas- ey, Mrs. Neff (Regina)Dobbins, Mrs. Bill (Mary) Waters; St. Ed- ward's -- Sister Barbara Schroe- der, O.S.B.; St. Theresa's --Mrs. O.C. (Martha) Flynn. Morrilton, Sacred Heart-- Mrs. Jacob (Ruby Lanell) Engel, Mrs. Joe (June) Cambiane. North Little Rock, St. Mary's -- Mrs. William (Nancy) Halter, Mrs. Ervin (Helen) Maurer; St. Anne's-- Mrs. Felix(Irene)Dum- boski, Mrs. Kern (Betty)Treat; St. Joseph's Orphanage -- Sister Gertrude Grabber, O.S.B.; Im- maculate Conception-- Mrs. Amall (Ann) Chudy, Mrs. Fred (Tammy) Woell; St. Patrick's -- Mrs. Joe L. (Emma)Tresp. Searcy, St. James -- Mrs. Don- aid (Kathryn) Oppeeim, Mrs. Arthur (Pat)Trice, Mrs. Bernard (Vada) Puszewski. The spiritual director of the cur- sillo was The Rev. Msgr. B. Fran- cis McDevitt. diocesan cursillo director. He was assisted by The Rev. Milton R. Lange, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle parish, Jack- sonville. The rector was Mrs. Charles Nestrud of Christ the King par- ish, Little Rock. Assistant rec- tors, all from Holy Souls parish, were Mrs. Edwin Bunten; Mrs. John L. Llpsmeyer and Miss Ter- SEE CURSILLO ON PAGK 3 Little Rock -- The Diocese of Little Rock sponsored its second Curslllo for women last weekend at St. John's Catholic Center here. The class consisted of 41 married women, wives of men who pre- viously had lived the three cursillo days, and four Religious Sisters. This was the first women's cur- sillo staged exclusively by Arkan- sas women. The previouswomen's cursillo was conducted by a team from the Diocese of Nashville, Tenn. New cursillistas, listed by cit- ies and parishes, are: Clarksville, Holy Redeemer -- Sister M. Loyola Schmucki, O.S.B. Conway, St. Joseph's --Mrs. Bernard (Carolyn Sue)O'Dwyer, Mrs. Fabian (Bernice) Dussex, Mrs. Ted (Frances) Hiegel, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Kordsmeier, Mrs. Felix (Mary Catherine)Moix, Mrs. Maurice (Patty) Molx. Fort Smith, St. Boniface--Mrs. William (Rita) Gisler, Mrs. Wil- liams (Rose Mary) Holmes, Mrs. John (Gertie) Gramlich, Mrs. AI (Catherine) Nolte; Immaculate Conception -- Mrs. Tom (Dorothy) Caldarera, Mrs. Toney(Margaret) Hug; St. Anne's Convent -- Sister Mary Amata, R,S.M. Sentry Says-. lenewed Interest in l:{eligious Vocations ible Scourge Threatens Young. befalls, Read Qui Vive? on Page 4) ercises of devotion toward her (Mary) recommended by the teaching authority of the Church in the course of the centuries, are to be held in high esteem. "Some people think that the Rosary is monotonous and mean ingless. This makes me recall something Bishop Sheen wrote in one of his books several years ago. Distinguishing between re- petition and monotony, Bishop Sheen recalls how repetitious is the Sun in rising every day- the seasons in following each other year after year. He then speaks of the repetitious saying of a single word by a little baby which brings continuous joy to its mother. Finally, he speaks of how lovers repeat the same few words of love repeatedly day after day and never tire of them. Why should we not repeat, time and time again, the words of Our Father, which Our Lord Himself taught us to say when we pray? What a sense of devotion should come to us when we repeat the words addressed to the Blessed Virgin by the Archangel Gabriel as we repeat over and over again the Hail Mary, announcing Our Lord's coming. "The greatest mistake is mac}e by people who believe we pay too much attention to the Blessed Virgin in the Church. The Bles- sed Virgin, from apostolic times, has been given the highest honor and love of any Saint. OUr Lord Himself honored her above all creatures by selecting her to be His mother. During her whole life she remained immaculate and without the slightest sin. But be- sides this, she followed Our Lord the closest by completely con- SEE ROSARY ON PAGE 2 Bishop Graves Heading Ministerial Association Little Rock-- His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves, recently-elected president of the Greater Little Rock Minis- terial Association, will preside at a noon luncheon-meeting next Mon- day, September 29 at Winfield Methodist Church, 1601 Louisiana. Bishop Graves will be the prin- cipal speaker and will discuss "Religion in the Modern World." Other new officers of the As- sociation are The Rev. James Mitchell of Central Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, first vice president; The Rev. David Conyers of Lakewood Methodist Church, North Little Rock, second vice president; The Rev. Manrice Webb of First Methodist Church, Little Rock, secretary; and The Rev. Angelo Johnson of Bethel A.M.E. Church, North Little Rock, trea- surer. The luncheon meeting will be a Ladies' Day open meeting. Lun- cheons will be $1.50 per plate, with reservations required. Bishop Graves Meetings of the Association are held on the last Monday of each month.