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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER I, 1943 Holy Cross Priest Cured 13y Faith, Launches Rosary r00tovement (In view of the approach of Oc- tober, month of the Holy Rosary, the following story of a priest's cure by faith and its influence on his life seems particularly ap- propriate.) Albany, N. Y. (E)--In the com- munity infirmary of the Congre- gation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame, Indiana, a young seminar- ian was sitting up in bed. It was November 21, Feast of the Pre- sentation. He had just been told that he was strong enough to re- turn to his studies. For a year and a half previous to this day, he had been forced to lie idle, rav- aged by Tuberculosis. The doc- tors had been convinced that an operation would be necessary; one of his ribs would have to be re- moved. He bad accepted their decision with resignation. It had meant that his ordination would be postponed; it had meant that his brother would be ordained ahead of him; it had meant just lying aside and waiting--but he had accepted it all. Then one night fie had had a visitor, a priest who had taught him years ago at Notre Dame. "Why don't yotL ask the Blessed Mother to cure you," the priest had said. "All ybu need is faith. Your grandmother had it; she gave it to your mother and your mother gave it to you. Use it! Mary is a woman, she likes tO be talked to. Tell her to cure you." He had really talked to her that night. For three weeks she had listened, while Navena of Masses and prayers went forth. Now to- day her answer had come, a re- ward for his faith. The amazed doctors declared the operation unnecessary: he was cured. Faith That Cures Faith! It had not been born that flight he talked to Mary; it was not something new at all; it had been a part, of his life from early childhood. The whole fam- ily had had it. It was faith that had made his sister take a private vow of chastity to gain the neces- sary graces for her seminarian- brothers. It was faith that had his mother offer her life that he might recover--an offer that was accepted. It was the same faith that had brought his family to- gether each evening to recite the Rosary. It was the faith that had cured him. Faith strong enough to cure a man is faith strong enough to right a home. If only every home in America were built on such living faith. Maybe if Mary's Rosary were recited each even- ing.., the tdea was beginning to grow . . . Mary had cured him . . . Mary's Rosary . , . it had become a conviction. To spread the fam- ily Rosary became from that moment a passion, a life's ambi-' tion for him. That was two and a half years ago. That young seminarian is now Father Patrick Peyton of the Congregation of Holy Cross, That conviction is the force behind the Family Rosary movement. As soon as he was back at his studies Father Peyton had ap- proached his Superiors. They cautioned him to proceed slowly. A tatter to, a prominent Bishop was to be the test. If the answer was, favorable, the Superiors would give their consent. The answer came; needless to say, Mary saw to it that it Was favor- able. With Mary's Help Father Peyton was then sent here to act as chaplain to the teaching Brothers "of Holy Cross. Albany, then, became the base of operations. His plan of attack to cQnquer the homes of America for Iary was this: to elicit the support of all ecclesiastical and lay leaders in the country. He did not expect to do it alone; Mary was to help him. On No- vember 21, Feast of Mary's Pre- sentation, letters were sent to all the Bishops of America. The re- sponse was amazing. Many Bish- ops wrote pastorals and editorials on the Family Rosary; others preached it from their pulpits. Some made suggestions for radio broadcasts on the Rosary which would make it easier for families to get down on their knees and unite with the broadcasts in the saying of the Rosary. Others sent in financial aid; still others ap- pointed priests to direct the move- ment in their dioceses and to see that in every home a Family Ros- ary pamphlet was placed. Mary was certainly at work. On December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Father Gets Highest Honor Peyton wrote to all the presidents of national lay organizations. Here too the response was magni- ficent. Leaders of the National Council of Catholic Men, the Na- tional Council of Catholic Women, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, the Kniglts of Columbus, the An- cient Order of Hibernians and many others--all pledged their support. Encouraged by this, Mary and Father Peyton undertook the greatest job of all--contacting every one of the 12,500 pastors throughout America. Father Pey- ton got the letters ready for mail- ing; money was needed for stamps. Three days before the letters were to go out, the money began to come in; Mary was pay- PlatoOn Sergeant John Basilone, 26, of St. Ann's parish, Raritan, N. J., only enlisted members of the U.S. Marine Corps wearing the Navy's Congressional Medal of Honor, for World War II feats, received a thunderous welcome home recently. The hero's citation say that he was responsible in a large measure "for the virtual annihilation of a Japanese regiment" at Guad- alcanal. (N C W.C.) , , , , , , Arkansas State Council CK ReV. Alphonse Musllsr. O.S.B., spiritual director, Charleston T. J. Arnold, president Park 14111. No. Little Rock G. H. genkel0 secretary, Brinkley Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duarr, 1st vice.presidsnt, Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vles-presldent, Pocahontas Victor Kordsmeier, 3rd vlce-presldeut, Morrilton State Secretary, G. H. Kenkel, Brinkley, is again calling atten- tion to the State Council awards to the three branches in Arkansas tlat will secure the most new members for this current year, namely $15.00 for the first award, $7,50 for the second and $5.00 for the third. These awards are, ac- cording to resolution presented to the parish In which these branches are located . William Walter Binz, member of Branch 79, Little Rock, is now at San Diego, Calif., with Uncle Sam's Navy. Good iuck Walter. Miss Mildred Virgiria Binz, William Walter Bin and Elbert Joseph Binz have suffered the loss of their grandfather, Mr. Otto Benz of Paris, Arkansas, who died this past week at the age of 85. All three of the above are mem- bers of brnch 79. Mr. wm. Gerke, President of Annual Bazaar at St. Joseph's Church CONWAY, ARKANSAS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th Dinner served at noon and in the evening BIG RAFFLES. "Everyone is invited to come and enjoy ,9 themselves . MISSIONERS HELD BY JAPANESE ing the postage. Every one of the Rev. Arthur Manion, S.V.D. (left). of New York, and Ray. William letters went out on Feb. 11, Feast[ I-Iagan. S.V.D., of Boston. missionaries of the Society of the Dtvi: of the Apparition of Mary at I Word. Techny, Ill., who were serving in the missions of New G'fincx Lourdes. I at the time'of the Japanese occupation, are now reported pris,ers The Christian Family [ on Kairiru Island, New Guinea. (N.C.W.C.I Letters poured back; pastors / promied to preach the Family i ,'-*'*'*****, Rosary at Sund.',y Mass, to spread'] it through their schools, to visit THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS 00.atnu,,kC'"k"l;" Union the homes of their" people per- i sonally. Pledge cards for the Family Rosary were printed by the thousands; more were com- ing off the press. Catholic Amer- ica was responding. This summer Father Peyton sent a personal letter to every 'Bishop, Religious Superior and Catholic newspaper e d i t o r throughout the country, giving a report of his year and a hall's activity. The Bishop's letters went out on th Feast of Mary's Assumption; the rest, on feasts of Our Lady during September. What their effect will be,'only God and Mary know, but judging from the past, Father Peyton is confident. If only he can bring home to people the human-ness of Mary, the great meaning implied in the words "Our Mother," he is will- ing to sacrifice his life itself. He is convinced that devotion to Jesus [through Mary, externalized by the family recitation of the Rosary, is a certain means of restoring the true reality of the Christian , home. ; War, horrible as it is, a time of ' separation of loved ones, is none- the-less an excellent time to come back to a consciousness of true , family ties founded on mutual love and understanding, a one- ness of spirit and mind, a oneness with the members of the family as well as with the members of the whole human family, a one- ness unbroken by physical separa- tion or distance, a oneness un- disturbed by wranglings and con- tentions, a oneness solidified be- cause it is built on firm moral principles, a oneness that is a concrete dxpression m our 20th century of St. Paul's beautiful figure of the Mystical Body. And so Father Peyton will go 'on working, living out his con- /iction, preaching, writing, pray- ing, working with Mary to bring families back to practical Ca- tholicism, to make every Catholic home a dynamo of living faith... faith strong enough to cure a man. Branch 70 has been chosen as general chairman of St, Edward's October parish month celebration and will have full charge )of all activities during this month. Bill is a go-getter and will get the job done right. Mr. Adolm Imboden, member of Branch 79 has moved his fam- ily to Conway, but still has his business in Little Rock, commut- ing back and forth every day. The Chili-mac supper given by the George F. Porbecks' at their country estate in Echo Valley on Arch Street, Sweet Home Pike last Sunday evening, as a benefit for Sublaco Alumni Association, was a huge success. Mr. A. J. (Julian) Nabholz, District Presi- dent, was also chairman of the entertainment committee. Mr. Leo Krebs, National President of the Subiaco Alumni Association was also,present. All the above men are longtime members of Branch No. 79. Mr. M. H. Edleman, Secretary of Branch 652, Ft. Smith, reports a meeting of his branch on Sept. 12th in which the delegates to the Ca!olic Union meeting at Mor- riltn made their report of same. The delegates being Brother Leo Hammer, J. H. Kraemer, and Martin Buergler. Bro. Hammer is State Treasurer of the C.K. of A. Mr. Edelman reports several new members being received and obligated, with more new mem- bers in sgbL for the next meeting. Election Of Class Officers At. St. Andrew's The eighth grade of St. An- drew's elected class officers and the" following were "chosen: Jo- seph Biltz, president; Tommy Kem vice president; Betty Ann Black, secretary; and Grace Booth, treasurer. Class colors are blue and white; the class flower, the red rose bud; the class motto, "Pray and work together". The seventh grade are making a study of the United States as an agricultural nation. The class, working in groups, are making a product map of the United States, showing the principal agricultural crops and where they are grown. Maps will be made later covering the topics of forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, the iron and Steel industry, the automobile indus- try, and the textile industry. NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS . _ - .... -_ Council 812 The various committees in charge of the Initiation on Oct. 10th, and the social affair on Col- umbus Day, Oct. 12th., are ac- tive and endeavoring to have a large group of candidates for the class, and to see that all the neces- sary details in connection with all the other activities are taken care of. Tuesday night, Oct. 5th., will be regular meeting night for the Council, and all members that can come' are urged to be present and hear what has been done, and give their advice toward helping in a Fraternal way to spread Col- umbianism. Lt. Waldemar Lattzinski, Co. C., 766th. M.P. Bn., Camp Robinson, Ark., is a prospective candidate for our class on Oct. 10th. Sgt. Russell E. McKakin, Btry. A., 872nd., F.A.B.H., A.P.O. Camp Robinson, Ark., from Lexington Council No. 94, Lexington, Mass., has secured an applicatioin for a prospective candidate for the Oct. 10th Class. Brother John Segalla, is now with the Army Military Police, at Camp Robinson, Ark. He has just returned from New York, with a large consignment of German prisoners. .Your Brother Knights wish you good luck, Brother John. Brother Wm. T. Kelly, Co., C., 337th. Training Bn., 9th. Regt., Camp Crowder, Mr., is the proud father of a new born girl. Con- gratulations William. This is the second addition to Kelly's young family. He rlas now returned to his post of duty, after a short and pleasant visit with his family. The Council's membership ex- tends its sincere sympathy to the Keller family, in the passing of Mrs. J. "J Keller. Especial sympathy is extended to Profes- sor Keller, husband and Walter Keller, son, both of whom are members oJ: this Council. This Council is just in receipt of a most interesting letter from Brother Dalton Dailey, who is now a Supervisor of Construction, in the Aleutian Islands, in the North Pacific Ocean, out from Alaska. Brother Dalton writes it would be so nice to come home. to a Council meeting, and that we Brothers at home shquld be glad to spend an ev'ening fit the Club. He states that the place where he is located is still in its infancy, but is being rapidly placed in a habitable shape. He warns any Brother that contemplates a trip up there to be sure and wear woolen clothing, because there is no summer time where he is, and the mud is knee deep. He states that it is now commencing to get dark at 10 P.M. Mail can reach him at the following address: D. J. Dailey, C. M. 21C., C. B. M. V. 509 Navy, No. 318, clo Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. AIC Franklin J. Dailey, U.S.N.R., V-5, 2nd. Batt. Class 7' A.N.A.S., Lambert Field, St. Louis, 21, Me., has returned to his post of duty, after a delightful visit with his mother, Mrs. R. M. Dailey, 1823 W. 2nd. Street. Brother Franklin is a fine looking Cadet with all his different and attractive flying decorations attached to his cap and coat. Happy landing Frank-, lin. Brother George Mather, re- turnedlast week from an exten- sive business trip through south- e Arkansas and Louisiana, pass- ing through Texarkana, Shreve- port and Alexandria. George is planning to be here for our big initiation on Oct. 10th. z Monday, he and Brother Mitchell, made a trip to Pine Bluff, and visited the Arsnel, Council, 1770 Helena Council had a large at- tendance at their monthly Com- munion and Breakfast on Sunday, September 26th. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Truemper, parents of William Joseph Truemper, Jr., who was a member of the Knights of Columbus and only recently gave his life for his country, were guest speakers. The . Ray. Dr. .Gregory H. Keller presenfed Mrs. Truemperwith a gold star, her son being the first member of St. Mary's Church to make the su- preme sacrifice. Also present was the Rev. fl-Iannichek, pastor of St, of Arkansas Rev. Anthony Lacnowsky, C.S. Sp. Conway, Spiritual Director Carl J, Meurer, Little Rock, Presldont Bruno Lienhart. Morrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Willems, Subiaeo. First Vice President Get, rge Stiemel. Pocahontal, Second Vice President Peter P. Hiegel, Conwa0 Third Vice President The Officers and organization should feel greatly encouraged in their work because of the receipt of a recent letter from His Excel- lency, our Most Reverend Bishop, from which we quote: "I certainly appreciate your wholehearted and enthusiastic co- operation pledged to me by the members of the assembly in my crusade for the spiritual and ma- terial ,welfare of our beloved State. Any good we are able to accomplish must come from the wholehearted and intelligent in- terest of the people. I am con- vinced that Catholic interest in their State will benefit not only the State but the Church also. I hope that the members of the Ca- tholic Union will not let their interest fail. I am going to count on them for their wholehearted and active interest. I hope to keep all of our people throughout the Diocese continually informed of activities which affect the wel- fare of the State through our Dio- cesan paper, The Guardian. "In the Resolutions I note the regret expressed regarding the temporary discontinuance of the Annual Retreats for men and wo- men during the summer season at Saint John's Seminary. This wholehearted regret shows me how very much the people of the Diocese have come to appreciate the spiritual value derived from these Retreats. Let me assure you that I am most anxious to continue them just as soon as the present unfavorable war condi- tions permit it. "In Resolution Number 12, your committee has put its finger on the crux of the juvenile delin- quency questionthe home. I realize the difficulties which be- set Catholic parents during these abnormal times. But this dif- ficulty is no excuse for us to di- minish our efforts to fulfill the duty of fighting to uphold the principles regarding Catholic home life. This is the most im- portant question before us today. Catholic parents should remember th,t the most fundamental and important way of teaching their children is by their own good ex- ample. "Within the next few weeks the Catholic faithful will be informed of the modest plan now under consideration for celebrating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Erection of the Diocese of Lit- tle Rock. War conditions will necessarily make this celebration largely spiritual. The members of all organizations will be re- quested to cooperate in the fullest manner with the plan 'outlined and explained by their respective pas- tors. "I wish to assure you that it is a pleasure for me to comply with the request of the convention by appointing Father Lachowsky the Cyprian's Church whose short talk was enjoyed by all. Big plans are underway for the celebration Of Columbus Day on October 12th. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served by the ladies of the Altar Society and open to the public. Mr. Ed F. McLaddin, Supreme Court Judge of the State, will be the principal speaker. Further plans are underway and will be announced at a later date. The Grand Knight of Helena Council wishes to extend his sin- cere thanks to Little Rock Coun- cil 812 for their hospitality shown the State Officers, Grand Knights, District Deputies and fellow mem- bers at the meeting last Sunday. Much was accomplished antl many grand ideas and suggestions were discussed. The new Club Rooms recently redecorated added an ap- propriate place to hold this meet- ing and it is hoped that every Council carried home these sug- gestions to help Columbianism grow in the state of Arkansas. Helena Council holds its meet- ings on the first and third Mon- day of every month and all visit- ing Knights are welcome to attend. Texarkana School Observes 'Arkansas Week' Texarkana. --- Arkansas Week was observed with great enthusi- asm by the students of Providence Academy, Texarkana. The pupils of the different grades participat- ed in the project through various means, Studying about the State's prin- cipal products and places of in- tecest formed the bhsis of the pri- mary grades' activities. Besides making booklets about Arkansas the third and fourth grades held an exhibit of minerals, pottery, roks and other curios which are found in the state. A project on Arkansas was car- ried out by the members of the lit'th and sixth grades through the correlation of all their studies. Of special interest among the var- ious collections J)rought to school was an Arkansas Gazette of long ago. The old version of the "Ark- ansas Traveller" was revised into a modern one and dramatized by the students. After having made a general study of Arkansas, the seventh and eighth graders made posters concerning the natural resources of the state. The principal feature of the Unit on Arkansas conducted by the high school department was a clever one-act play entitled "Ark- ansas My Home State" written by the members of the senior class, staged by the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. The pro- logue consisted of the history, geography, and religious, cultural and education8l status of the State. Eddy Wakin, Bill Howard John Harrington, Catherine Ann O'Dwyer, L. J. Williams, and Catherine Whelan were the speakers. In connection with the skit papers were read by the fol- lowing: Industry--Dorothy Blanchett Mining--Ethel Schoen Minerals--Pat Thomas Wild Life---Lucian Tirrito Agriculture---Ernestine Platz ElectricityCalvin Cigainero Lumber and Timber--Gertrude Murphy Manufacturing--Janis  Lansdale Parks and Mountains -- Patsy Doyle Hot Springs as a Health Resort ---Billy Burton Data pertaining to the different industries and suggestions for the development of the state's natural resources were emphasized in the talks. Patricia Oschenbein and George Papegeorge were in charg of the program. On Friday, September 24, a general assembly was held in St. Edward's Church Anditorium with Rev. T. H. Lillis speaker on the occasion. Father Lillis, who is thoroughly acquainted with Arkansas, gave interesting facts about the "Wonder State." "Al- though I have traveled exten- sively throughout our country, Canada, and Mexico, I have never found more beautiful scenes than right here m our own state," as- serted Father. At the end of the week students of Providence Academy were amazed at the wealth of informa- tion they had added to their pre- vious knowledge of Arkansas. Spiritual Director of the organiza- tion f()r another year." Resolution No. 3--Adopted at the recent State Convention at Morrilton is as follows: We greatly appreciate the pres- ence annually of our friend, the Rt. Ray, Paul M. Nahlen, O.S.B., Abbot of New Subiaco Abbey and again thank him and all his co- workers for the good will and as- sistance extended by him and them to our various societies lo- cated in various parishes through- out the state. We appreciate the fact that the organization was founded at Subiaco, then named St. Benedict's Priory, and thfit the first meeting was held there in the year 1890, and that six of our Annual Conventions hive since been held there. We cherish the hope that the Right Reverend Ab- bot Paul will be spared us for many years to come and that he will be able to attend our annual meetings regularly. This resolut'ion needs no addi- tions or explanation since the Benedictine Community of New Subiaco Abbey has always sup- per.ted and fostered our organiza- tion and has been of great as- sistance in the carrying out of its program. St. Edward's $1,000 Worth Bonds First St. Edward's school a thousand dollars worth Bonds in its first weeki Third War Loan Drive, all previous records. and parents have school ample off to a fast start to goal to purchasing a Quack, The new pupils who istered for the coming Gravies seven and Fureigh, Jack Taylor, man, Charlotte Crook Ainsworth. Grades five and six Taylor, Zelma Phenia, Lockwood, and George Grades three and Bob Foreman, Charles George- Edward tar Taylor and Sam Grades one and Bruton, Pierce Edward Mary Lou Timmins, Jo Carolyn Janice Broderick, Ruby bara Carol Daboll, Harvey Ewell, Thomas Jr, James Keatts, mnn, Sam Rhem, Richard Smith, Bray, George Hart, Ruey. Kindergarten-- Spinninweber, Candis Ann " Hanson, Mary Diane Bynum, geant, Geraldine beth Marie Timmins rick Elms, James Henry Carroll Keatts rick, Wallace Hart, Stuff, Jr., Bobby Billy James Wagner Edward Dowling. :: Mrs. Joe Beck Chairman Of NCCS-USO Little Rock.--Mrs. St. Andrew's will head the Club Committee of the 112 East 7th Street, October 3, Assisting Mrs. Beck mittee are: Mrs. der, Mrs. George Henry Mooney, Mrs. A, Mrs. W. K. Booth and Oberle. Coffee and sweet served to the service morning breakfast and sandwiches will be the afternoon All service men are vited to drop in the time during the day vantage of the many that the Club offerS. "We think the getting acquainted was a most timely suggestion," they all Mark Twain said weather, 'we all but no one did did we wake up to sibility until our conscious-minded of possbfltms for the of Arkansas." With Betty Doyle, siding, the Sodality ,Academy held its meeting last week. ing were appointed the various Eucharist--Mary beth, Our Lady's Marie Pecorella, 1ricia Oschenbein, Dorothy Blanchett Catherine Ann Among the for discussion was the Service Star, the men in service published by the school term. When the students dance the War pate in the Third War everyone responded stically. The check next to the returned to the were determined every effort to buY December 7. To dl have surpassed this we hope to have bought by that time, Betty Doyle and Kuhn were chosen a ers for the Eagles. THE SUNDAY by Father LasanCS NEW--- IMPORTED FIEDONE BOOKS IN EXCELLENT $ $ n Father Kelly's Study use this Missal and Mass, Altar. sanctuarY' ather Lasance explains of the Mass. No interruptions, When to kneel, stand, size 33.4xS3-4 No. 288--Black Imit. Leather limp covers, round erners, No. 289Amerlean Seal Leather, limp covers, gold skle, edges No. 290--Amerlcan Morocco Leather old roll, red under Order from The Guardian