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PAGE FOUR THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1927 ND EIN DEDICATES SAINT INFIRMARYI (Continued from Page 1) w'here the dedicatory prayers were recited. The cardinal then entered the institution and blessed the first floor. At the same time assistant priests blessed the other floors in the building. On returning to the entrance of the hospital His Eminence ascended the steps of the temporary altar and addressed the assembled crewel. The Cardinal heartily congratulat- ed the Sisters on their achievement. He said there were times when the language of the Catholic Church, speaking in the interest of e~lucatlon was not generally understood but tha when the church s~>oke in the langu- age of charity the entire world under- stood. The new infirmary, the Cardi- nal declared, was a monument to charity and. dedicated as it was to the service of suffering ht~manity, its tanguag,~ was kown and appreciated by all. At the end of the Cardinal's re- marks he returned to the throne where he awaited the Benediction of the Moat Blessed Sacrament which was given by His Grace, Most Rev John W. Shaw, Archbishop of New Orleans. It was a most impressive moment when the Venerable Arch- bishop raised the glittering golden monstrance m blessing over the mass of humanity spread down the telTace ~teross the avenue and up again to t, ho steps of St. Mary's Church. This crowd reverently bowed at this solemn moment represented the en- tire commonwealth, not only of the City and State but most of the Unit- ed States as well. The music for Benediction was furnished by the Saminary Choir under the direction of t~.e Rev. Paul F. Desmond of St. John's Seminary. At the conclusion of the Benediction the Choir intoned ~:ho Te Deum, and the procession of the clergy, Bishops and the Cardinal returned to the main entrance of the old Hoapital, Reception for the Sisters After removing the vestments His Eminence received all the Sisters in his apartment in old St. Joseph's. At the conclusion of the reception the Cardinal and Bishop Morris ac- companied by Sister Bernard, Su- perker of ,St. Joseph's, and Mr. Theo- dore He~s, the Architect, made an inspection of the new hospital. His Eminence then returned to his apart- ments at the Arlington Hotel ~o await the banquet hour. Banquet a Most Brilliant Function The Hot Springs Sentinel describ- the banquet in the following terms:' Banquet Last Night "There have been many events of a like nature that have taken place in the Arlington hotel, but none that have surpassed in beauty of decora- tion, excellent addresses and general brilliancy the banquet ~endered ,by the Chamber of Commerce to Card- inal Mundelein last night. The great ball room of the hotel was transformed into a scene from fairyland, the decoration emphasiz- ing "Dixie" for smilax evergreens covered special lattice work that ex- tended around the room, and from hidden bowers there peeped and glowed hundreds of red bulbs of soft shade. On each side of the orches- tra ornamenting pillars, there was hung in great oval frames the coat of arms of Cardinal Mundelein, and over the arch there was suspended a life size picture of the distinguished guest, the portrait standing out in bold relief by reason of hidden electric lights from the orchestra pit that shone full upon it." Cardinal Mundelein and party en- tered after the other guests had tak- en their places, and he was gTeetcd with great applause. To his right sat Governor Martineau, with Bishop Morris on his left. Beside Bishop M~r- 'ris sat Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin an~i to the governor's right were seated B. E. Sunny, of Chicago; Dr. W. T. Wootton, Hen. W. H. Martin and vis- iting dig-aitaries To the left other prelates, together with Major Gen- eral John L. Hines, Col. Robert U. Patterson, commanding officer of the Army and Navy hospital; F. Leslie ,Body, manager of the chamber of commerce, were seated. Also, it should be st~tfed, the Arl- ington hotel orchestra night scor- ed one of the greatest hits of its ca- veer. The program of .music tha~ had been arranged was especially appro- priate and almost every number was hem~ily encored. Cardinal Mundelein gave the bless- ing after which Mayor Mr- Laughlin was introduced by Mr. Body to present the Rt. Rev. Francis C. Kelly, D. D., L. L. D., bishop of Oklahoma. Mayor McLaughlin lntrcKlues Toastmaster. In his introduction of Bishop Y~I- ley, Mayor McLaughlin said: Your Eminence, Your Excellency, Rt. Rev. Bishops and Distinguished Guests: I cannot help myself, if I seem at first to overstep the bonds of my du- ties this evening, for I cannot permit this occasion to pass without express- ing my own happiness in being so fortunate as to have had the honor of welcoming to Hot Springs the first cardinal who has ever visited Arkan- sas. This will be forever one of the great memorizes of my life. As another will speak in the name of our beloved city, my duty is to pre- sent the toastmaster. Hot Springs and this gathering are honored to have as master of ceremonies one of the American Hierarchy; one who is the founder of the greatest organiza-' tion working for the propagation of Catholicity in the home missions of Amer:ca and her possessions, the Catholic Church Extension Soc!et mankind. He said there are many ceremonials in church and,private life that are superficial, but not so the event that took place here today, when a new hospital for the relief of the sick was dedicated and when a new institution to suffering humanity be- came a reality. He called special at- tention ~o the fact that one who was responsible for the new infirmary was a woman Sister Mary Bernard and he paid her a beautiful tribute, declaring that women, in both the church and home, make life sweeter. Governor Martineau closed his ad- dress with a tribute to the Rt. Rev. John B. Morris, Bishop of Little Rock. Hen. W. H. Martin, Sollowing his introduction, remarked that Bishop Kelly understood and took advantage of the autocratic power of a toast- master. Mr. Martin spoke on behalf of the community. His address was one of tribute to the Sisters of Mercy. Dr. W. T. Woot~on, speaking for the medical profession, also paid tribute to the Sisters of Mercy, and, it was pleasant to note, every speak- superior to local, parochial and pro- vincial problems and take a generous interest in the work of the Church as a whole. It is no exaggeration to say that Your Eminence has brought the dawn of a brighter day for the Church here in Arkansas. Through your efforts our clergy feel that they have a right to hope for a splendid future for the Church where before hung" a heavy cloud of discourage-i ment, and where there was indeed very little .~romise. We think of you then, not only as Cardinal, Archbishop of the great of His Eminence a cherished one. It brings home to us all the realization. how near we are despite our religi- ous differences and that being citi- zens of this, our one Fatherlarid, makes us after all in very truth friends and brothers. Cardinal Rec~ivos Ovation Cardinal Mundelein "received. a tremendous ovation when he arose to speak. He said: "I have come here on an errand of Mercy and Peace. On the invitation of the Bishop of the Diocese, of the Sisters of Mercy and their friends, Archdiocese of Chicago. but as the benefactor of the struggling Church I have come to bless, to dedicate, to here, and our welcome therefore is formally commission this splendid not merely one of honor but of levelnew home fvr the sick. After all, and affection, and we degire you to one of the particular labors of the know that we entertain and cherish Saviour Himself was the cure of the a profound veneration and attach- sick. It was said of Him 'He went ment for Your Eminence and that we about doing good and healing all,' not only see in you one of the high- and since this was part of His mis- est dignitaries of the Church. but a sion on earth, so, too, it must neces- kind father and dear friend whom sarily be part of the mission ~)f the we are anxious to make, during his church which continues His work. brief stay here, at home with his chil- "That probably best explains why . dren in Arkansas just as he is in Chi we call the care and cure of the sick cage. me of the corporal works of mercy, But we Catholics of Arkansas are why from the very beginning the .......................................................................................................... 2 ....................... NEW ST. JOSEPH'S INFIRMARY, HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK. a member of the permanent council ler lauded and eulogized Sister M~ry of the International .Eucharistic Con-I Bel'nard. Seldom has any one woman grebes, the best known preacher and/received the heartSek praise of high lectu~'er in America and an author of[state officials and dignitaries, as well high repute. as outstanding citizens, as that which not alone in being the recipients of your benefactions. For your broad philanthropy has quite recently reached but to embrace all our fellow citizens. You have been one of the church built hospitals, why some of the religious families of men and women were instituted for the care of the sick and Wounded and~ give their lives completely for this pur- I fear that my position is an un- last night was given that beloved mos~ influential and powerful sup- pose. Now, nature itself has destined nec*essary one. It is ever unnecessary woman, porters in a cause in which Arkansas tIot Springs as a place well fitted for for anyone anywhere in the world, B.E. Sunny, of Chicago, who has and her sister states are vitally inter- this great work of relief of man- and especially here in the Southland been an important factor, as Cardinal ested, viz., the protection of our fair kind's bodily ills. Here we have the to present or introduce the first Mundelein stated, in the success of land from~ such disasters as we have healing waters that contain remedies citizen of our sister state, the disting- St. Joseph's Infirmary, spoke on be- suffered in the recent floods. The from earth's own apothecary, of cu- uished Bishop of OklahomaThe Rt.half of that institution, and he was entire country knows how zealous rative minerals and ingredients to Reverend Francis C. Kelly. followed by Bishop Morris, who prc- you are in lending your aid in behalf effect a cure from without and with- Proves Ideal Toastmaster sented Cardinal Mundelein. of the prevention of future calamities in. Here is a climate that soothes Is is doubtful if there is a more Bishop Morris Responds. of this kind. You have 'let it be jangling nerves and brings rest t~ known that the remedy should be pro- tired bodies. Why not combine with brilliant speaker before the public to- Your Eminence, Your Excellency, vided by the entire nation and that all this, too, the restorative remedies day than Bishop Kelly. He endeared Your G~'ace, Right Reverend Toast- himself .to scores of local residents master, Esteemed Confreres of the] the trials of one section of our coun- for the soul that religion alone can who heard him address the conven-Episcopate, Right Reverend and try must be shared in a brotherly bring, that God has hidden not in the tion of Boy Scout executives when IVery Reverend Prelates, Reverend] spirit by all our fellow citizens, earth or its streams,'but in the means they met here, but last night he not Clergy, Ladies and Gentlemen We cannot then be unmindful of of grace he has so mysteriously only repeated the triumph he had It is indeed a great privilege tel your Christian sentiments of inter- and generously confided to those des- scored before but gained new laurels, welcom~ Your Eminence to the Die- est in your fellow citizens of other tined to do His particular work? beliefs but we are deeply impressedi'What better place, then, for a Witty, with a wonderful and seem- cese of Little Rock. You are the firstI by the fact that your thought is not! ing!y inexhaustible vocabulary,, in Cardinal of our Church who has alone one of sympathy and good willt Sisters' hospital than here in the full command of information pertain- deigned revisit us and your presence ing to each speaker, he added that makes this the most imposing celebra-I for the Church here and for the grea~t heart of. Arkansas? . entertaining element of humor that lion, t,ar:~o~Church h a~necoun~rs ev x ourlgracmusler h_e_ d__!_n_ this that these sentiments have been nobly kept the 500 guests laughing and in-P Y- ] .... translated into practicaI activity on first to claim and be proud of a share n acceptance of our mwtatmn to be terspersed it with sincere tribute a d our behalf. ' w~th us secures for you, humble in its success. For I have ever held praise as each one was presented.d~d though" ~t" be m" the" galaxy of dmtmc" Nor can I fail to take notice that that the things that count and the Realizing there were many who " - - tions you have attained, a prominent the institution you have come here to not know members of the Cardinal's party, Bishop Kelly presented the visiting prelates, and he had a world of fun with his religious colleagues, for he shot his shafts of humor straight home. He would pick out certain characteristics, dwell upon them in his own inimitable manner and then call the object of his lauda- t ion to the stand so that all might see. As toastmaster he was ideal in every sense of the word. Governor Speaks For State Governor Martineau, in his address of welcome to Card'inal Mundelein, said that if he were not to saya word the setting of the event tonight would be ample testimony of the sincerity of the welcome, but that he was glad to speak not only on behalf of the Catholic residents of the state but all of the people of Arkansas, regardless of religious denominations, and to as- sure Cardinal Mundelein that he and his distinguished party were welcome to Arkansas. The growth and progress of the state, the governor said, is no~ meas- ured by development along material lines. When one desires to know the real progress that a state is mak- ing the answer not always is to be found in the number its manufac: turing establishments' the resources of the state or its wealth, but in the progress made by the people in the finer things of life, their service to one another and their desire to help and permanent place in our Diocesan memories. Your high dignity would be enough to evoke our enthusiasm and pride as Catholics in greeting you, but we rejoice doubly because the friendship and good fellowship of our non-Catholic fellow citizens are most cordially united with our own in mak- ing this a memorable occasion for the state of Arkansas, and our Die- cese. Still the fancy of the multitude that always acclaims a distinguished per- sonage would be but a shallow con- tribution to this golden event, had we not other reasons truer in soul, more prizeable and heartfelt which bid us hail and salute Your Eminence. The Diocese of Littl9 Rock today not only feels honored but grateful in recognizing a real and constant friend who might fairly plead that the magnitude of his owp ecclesias- tical cares concerned and engaged him sufficiently to relieve him of taking notice of the difficulties of the Church in other parts of this vast country. But such has not been the compla- cent view of Your Eminence, for yo~ have shown a deep and practical interest in the work of the Church no~ alone here in Arkansas, but th~;oughout the entire South as well. And it is largely due to your influ- ence that the courage and spirit of this missionary region have been re- vived by the knowledge that a man of your position and influence can rise dedicate today is likewise indebted to you and your Chicago friend and ad- mirer, Mr. B. E. Sunny. for its very existence, and the Bishop, clergy and religious of this Diocese offer you our affectionate gratitude for this lat- est fine addition to our Diocesan in- stitutions. We are aware that a long journey such as you have taken to come to us is tiresome and tedious, especially when we remember how numerous are the calls made on Your Eminence at home and in other parts of the coun- try. But we want to impress on you how grateful we are and how pro- things that remain are not what we have done for ourselves selfishly, not the money we have laid by, n~)t the honors we have received, not the places we have held, ,but rather the contributions we have made for the welfare of mankind, for the upbuild- ing of our n~tion, for the happiness of our neighbors." I would be proud to say that I have been a moving spirit in this great work. All that I did was to bring two great forces, two unselfish minds filled with the same thought, ~wo men most inter- ested in St. Joseph's together, Bishop Morris and Mr. B. E. Sunny. They roundly honored we feel and we hope were like two powerful currents, but that Arkansas will be fortunate ~ they were running parallel. I enough to have other visits from Your I brought'them together. The contact Eminence. was sufficient, it was only a matter Meanwhile accept the affectionate good wishes of us all and we pray that ! the Lord may preserve you long to your Archdiocese and to all your friends here and elsewhere. I am grateful indeed to His Grace our Archbishop and the Bishops who have been so generous of their time and energy to be with us today and assist us in welcoming His Eminence and I am deeply indebted to you, my friend, the governor of this state, to His Honor, the mayor, and to the members of the Chamber of Com- merce of Hot Springs National Park. and especially to Mr. L. J. Body for their loyalty "and goodness in uniting with us Catholics to make the visit of months before Sister Mary Ber- nard's dream became a reality. Has Taught American Ideals "But I have come, too, on an er- rand of peace. My grandsire died that this country might remain unit- ed. That purpose, I too, would fur- ther. I believe God's providence has destined this people of ours for greatness, yes, I believe it is d~s- tined to be the greatest nati~)n this world has ever seen. But to be great, to accomplish tills destiny of ours, we must be one, we must be undivid- ed, we must be harmonious. I does not mean that we must agree on all points, that our opinions, our beliefs must all be the same, but it does mean that our differences must us asunder. "In the great church .that is my care there are nearly a racial strains. My constant has been to infuse into them, ally their young, American love for this land, ambition t~ reed here, without, however, ing to extract from their things they hold sacred and their fathers suffered exile and death. "Nor have I allowed mine turb honest and harmonious with our non-Catholic neighbors. instructions to my priests to avoid controversy with er .to engage in criticism religious denominations, but vote all their energy and building up their! own from within. It is in same spirit ~hat I come here. said I am the first Cardinal come into this state. I not be the last. I hope some will welcome one of your own. I want you to feel that it spirit of good will and co-o that I come to you. "I hope that my visit will crease the esteem in which yea the Catholic church. In the in which God is shaping this of ours, religion must be one main ingreddents, and we are oring to add our contribution to. Without religion the will be sure to crumble in time, Tribute to the Bishop. Nobody knows better than Morn'is how sanguine I am of ture of this State. how have hacked vp his every its spiritual and intellectual ment; for he comes from the the South, his hear~ is here South, he understands its loves this land even as he love~ Church, and I have believed ing up his hands. I am tributing ~o the peace, ultimate happiness of this our land, ~o which in constantlt creasing numbers the people of cage will come in search of rest, reation, recovery of health." Cardinal Mundelein and at I1:15 on the special train. banquet was regarded as one rues: brilliant events of its kind has ever 'been s~aged in the hotel. BISHOP PRIZED New York, Dec. 6.--The loSS' black bag containing various. ments and a ~arge gold cross with four diamonds and 15 saPP the property Of the Rt. Rev. Jo Dunn, Auxiliary Bishop of NeW was Teported to the police yeste The cross is venerated because time it belonged to the late Cal Farley, who on his death beque: it to Cardinal Hayes, and Cat Hayes had presented it to l~ Dunn. The bag was lost from ]3 Dunn's automobile Sunday noon. With Cardinal Hayes,] Lavelle, the Rt. Rev. T~mothY J gan, his secretary, ~he Bisho1~ taken part in the celebration $ Peter's church, St. George, S. t]~e twenty-fifth anniversary o! pastorate of the Very Rev. ] Charles A. Cassidy, rector of the ish~ The Bishop, Msgr. Lavelle Father Dugan returned to Can in the Bishop's car. The first stop was made at ~ Lavelle's residence, 51st Madison avenue. The bag waa missed until Bishop Dunn his home, No. 88 Convent The cross is inscribed, ,,Wo1~. John Cardinal Farley, as Bishop of New York," and ed by His Eminence Patrick Hayes to Right Reverend joba Dunn." EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS BOAT FOR' U. S. ,San Francisco, Dec. ment of the first the Twenty-ninth charistic Congress, to he Sydney, Australia, next was made here this week Knights of Columbus Bureau. The Matson liner Ventura, was origifially scheduled to leave Francisco August 16, will sail gust 14, thus insuring Catholics of arriving in Sydn least one day before the opens, it was announced. The tura will sail from Sydney on ti~$ turn voyage September 15. A choice block og has been secured by the co~ "for those who will attend the gress.