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=. = - SEMINARY CHRONICLE = = 00lJ$$1$iJ$$1$$HIIIlllJJtlJlJSJlJl$1$Jl$111$1J$$1$1$$$$Jl00 XMAS GREETINGS: To all benefactors and friends of the Seminary there go out our Sincer- est Wishes that the Devine Infant will draw you to His Heart and Bless you abundantly, and that the New Year so soon to dawn upon us, will come to you richly laden with His choic- est Graces and Blessings. The Christmas Vacation at the Seminary began on Thursday, Decem- ber 20 at 4 p. m. and will cl.::e o t Wednesday, December 27, at 8 p. . In keeping with a long e tablished custom, the holidays opened w',tb Benediction of the Most Blessed Sac- rament; special prayers were recited for a safe journey and God's bless- ings were asked for a fruitful vaca- tion. At the close of Benediction the "Adeste Fideles" was sung. And the Major Seminary Chapel was again the setting of the oft re- peated soul-stirring scene, when tim strong, rich, vibrant voices of the Seminary choristers, abetted by the. others at the "Venite Adoremus", swelled the little .chapel with the clear, beautiful melody of one of the most appeaing of our hymns. And thus, blessed by Our Eucharis- tic King and with hearts, moved by the touching invitation, "come let s adore Him, "the seminarians en- tered on their few days of respite from class activity, but quite all bent on giving themselves untiringly to the efforts of their pastor and Yellow- parishioners to herald, with all the pomp and splendor of our rich liturgy. the birthday of the King of Kings. Another beautiful custom that adds greatly to the charm of the sea- on and keeps the vacation residents in feastday mood, is the outdoor crib. We have found that the cloisteTed ,eranda of Fitzgerald Hall is art ideal setting for the crib, lending un- usual artistic aid in reproducing the !stable scene of Bethlehem. Like the star of old, guiding the Wise Men to the Infant King, there is a star above the Seminary crib, and at the fee of the Divine Babe is a kneeler, where ithe spiritually wise can drink in the :deep significance of this beautiful scene and bring their generous gifts f Love, Peace and Prayer to Him i,from Whom. all blessings flow. : And night visitors motoring in :search of artistically decorated trees can feast their eyes on that which stands in front of Morris Hall. If :it is as attrac.tive as the tree of 1932, then Little Rock has none bet- ter. Thethird of the series of entertain- ments, given under the auspices of the Monsignor Aretz Memorial Cru- sade Unit, was held on wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. The December group of performers was made up of the.classes of Theology 1 and 11. Mr. J_ames Allen was at the piano. The profits from these well arrang. ed and thoroughly enjoyable gather- ings become part of a fund to be used in helping to defray the expenses in- cidental to the Summer program of the Seminary Catechists. A solemn Requiem Mass was cele- brated for the happy repose of the soul of Catherine Wernke on Wednes- day in the Chapel of St. John Vian- ney. The Rev. John B. Scheper, S. T. D., was the celebrant; the Rev. John Hesselbrock was deacon and the Rev. George Kennedy was sub- deacon. Word was received at the Seminary ,of the unexpected death of Sister M. Aloise of the Sisters of Sisters of NOtre Dame de Namur. Sister Aloise was the sister of the late Rev. John J. Duffy, ,beloved professor at Little Rock College and the Catholic High School, Little Rock, Arkansas. A Solemn Requiem Mass was eels. brated for her in the Major Seminary Chapel on Friday, Decem.ber 22. The Roy. Jos. A. Gallagher, vice-rector, was the celebrant; the Roy. Stephen Byrne was deacon and the 'Rev. Ed- ward McCormick was subdeacon. Feasts of the Week Tuesday, Dec. 26. St Stephen. Red vestments. Lesson, Act vi. 8-10 and vii. 54-60; Gospel, Matthew Xxiii. 34- 89. St. Stephen, the "man full of faith," was chosen by the' Apostles as first of the seven deacons of the Church in Jerusalem. He was the first to lay down his life for Christ. l'he Lesson of the Mass ,gives the in. spired account of his martyrdom, which took place in the very year ,of the Crucifixion. 'Wednesday, Dec. 27 The Holy Apes- "fie John. White vestments. Lesson, :Ecclesiasticus xv. 1-6; Gospel, John xxi. 19-24. St. John, the brother of the Apostle St. James, is designated in Holy Scripture as "the disciple whom Jesus loved." When our Lord was dying on the Cross, He committ- ed the guardianship of His Virgin Mother to him. St. John lived to a very advanced age, and .died al, Ephesus, in Asia Minor, in the clos. ing years of the First Century. Be- sides the Gospel which bears his name he was inspired to write three of the c:uonic.] =Lpitles and the my:terious : r ophecy knbwn as the Apocalypse. EL Jol,n is alzo honored as a martyr on May 6, in memory of his suffer- ings under the Emperor Domitan. Thursday, Dec. 28. The Holy Inno- cents. Violet vestments. Lesson, Apocalypse xiv. 1-5; Gospel Matt- hew ii. 1318. Holy Church honors as martyrs the little ehidren who were massacred by King Herod in Beth- lehem and its neighborhood, as is told in the Gospel of the Mass, in the wicked hope that among them there might be the promised Messiah. Friday, Dec. 29. St. Thomas. Red vestments. Epistle, Hebrews, vi 1-6; Gospel, John xi 11-16. St. Thom.a. of Canterbury was born in London in 1117 and attained the rank of Chan- cello'r of England. After the death of his friend, Archbishop Theobald, he became Archbishop of Canterbury. He ruled his church faithfully for ten years, gaining the love of all, especially of the poor and of the clergy. When he strenuously re- sisted the attempt of Henry II to encroach upon the rights of the Church, he was so bitterly persecuted that he was force to flee to th Con- tinent, where he remained six years. Shortly after he returned to England he was slain in his own cathedral. I: is not clear how far the King was responsible for this act, but atany rate he did public penance and was scourged at the Archbishop's tomb. Thomas was canonized in 1173, three years after his death, and his shrine the goal of the pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, was one of the most popular of the Middle Ages. Saturday, Dec. 30. Within the Octave of the Nativity. White vestments Epistle, Titus iii. 4-7; Gospel, Luke ii. 15-20. Sunday, Dec. 31 Within the Octave of the Nativity. White vestments. Epistle, Galatians iv. 1-7; Gospel, Luke ii. 33-40. In today's Gvsple the story of the Presentation is omitted, to be given us later, on the Feast of the Purifica tion. Even the joy of Simeon, with that wonderful canticle, the Nunc Dimittis, is passed over. Our atten- tion is called to the "wondering" of Mary and Joseph, and to the pro. phe.y of future sorrow, sounding as a sad note in the paean of joy that was ringing in their hearts. It is as if the Church would remind us, in the midst of this festive season, that tbe real meaning of the Nativity is to be found in the Cross of Calvary. Bethlehem. is the beginning, the first station, as it were, of the Way of the Cross. Simeon's prophecy of suffering is especially addressed to "Mary His Mother." This at once puts her in a place apart, not only because she is the Mother of the Divine Child, but also because she shared in His suf- ferings and in His work of redemp- tion. She too, said holy Simeon, is to suffer. She is to see many fall by reason ef Her Son. This is to be her agony, as well as His. She is to weep with Him over those who would not accept Him. She is to see in Him, a sign that shall becontradict- ed. This is a sentence that gives us a key whereby we may interpret and understand the silent figure of Our Lady as she passes in and out of the Gospel story. She knows that He is God and the promised Messiah, and yet she is to see Him rejected, mock- ed, blasphemed, and finally killed. And then the shadow of the Cross draws very near, as the prophet tells her that her own son is to be pierced by a sword of sorrow, "that out of many hearts thoughts may be re. veaied." That purpose declares the depth and the secial nature of the sorrow that is to be hers. It is to be a sorrow second only to the suf- ferings of Her Son, and closely akin to it. The passage alone is ample justification for the unique honor we give to Mary, the Mother of God and Queen of Sorrows--an honor quite different from that given to her as I Mary of the Nativity. Simeon, after his years of waiting had been awarded and he had indeed seen the Salvation of Israel, depart- ed in that peace for which he had prayed. Our attention is turned from the young Mary, glorious in her Divine Maternity, to the aged TEXARKANA The officers and members of St. Edward's Cour, cil No. 2650, Knights of Columbus sent greetings, and the season's best wishes to His Ecel- lency, Rt. Rev. John B. Morris, Bish- op of Little Rock, to the Editor of the Guardian and his staff, to the Knights throughout the Stateto our Beloved Pastor, Rev. Thos. H. Lillis, to the Good Sisters of Our Parochial School, and the men and women of St. Edward's Parish. prophetess, Anna. The evangelist dwells upon her age and her long years of patient fidelity. She had spent eighty-four years of service "in the temple, by fasting and pray.. ers serving night and day." Thus the story of the Old Testament is epito. raised in a single person. The story of the .long waiting, and all for this single moment; the story of the pati- ent longing, and. all for this little Babe, is represented by the Phophet Anna. Now is illustrated the lesson which had been repeated and again repeated by the prophets, that God is faithful to His promises, that He rewards in His own good time, in spite of the long delay, and in spite of the sword that may pierce. Anna has suffered, and behold, her reward is before her in the arms of His Mother. Mary, too, will suffer, and yet one day all generations shall call her blessed. We, even at this day, may be called upon to share that suffering, yet we too shall be filled with good things. The conclusion of today's Gospel opens out visions of things whereof elsewhere, we hear but little. The evangelists wrote chiefly for those who did not hear the message of the iKingdom from the Master's lips. This is especially the case with St. John, who tells us the most about the reception Our Lord met with in Jer- usalem. Inspire of those who neglect- ed Him and refused to accept Him as the Messiah, there were neverthe- less many who "looked for the re- dem.ption of Is.oral." They were poor, simple people for the most part, ,'e- presented by the friends of Zachary and Elizabeth. They were again made manifest when St. John the Baptist appeared by the Jordan, preaching the coming of the Messiah and pre-' paring the way for Him. We read that "multitudes went forth to be baptised by him." St. John he Evan- geliss notices these faithful believers when, at the close of his account of the Public Life of Our Lord, he mentions the numbers that believed in Jseus ,because of the teaching of St. John the Baptist concerning tlim, whatever the Jewish authorities might say. In spie, too, of the prophecy of "the sign which shall be contradict- ed," St. Luke concludes this passage on a note of peace. The Child shall indeed have sorrow, but His sorrow shall be turned into triumph. The Mother's Immaculate Heart shall in- deed be pierced with a word, but not on that account shall her life be one of misery. St. Luke passes over the events of the Flight into Egypt and the exile of the Holy Family. All this is recorded by St. Matthew. St. Luke is more .concerned with the life that followed their return, in the hill country of Galilee. It was a time of growth and of peaeful develop- ment. He seems to point to the con- trast between this alm and happy period when the Child was growing, and the tragic days when He became the Man of Sorrows, acquainted with infirmity, when He was wounded for our iniquities and ,bruised for our sins. It is probably that St. Luke learn- ed all he knew of these first events of Our Lord's life on earth from His Mother herself. If that is the case, then in these few words we have her own ac.count of her one absorbing thought, her only interest during the thirty years in Nazareth. "And the child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom.: and the grace of God ws in him." The very words ring out like the expression of a loving mother's heart, as she looks back on the grow- th into manhood of her beloved Son. Monday, Jan. 1. The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Holy day of obligation. White vestments. Epistle, Titus ii. 11-15; Gospel, Luke ii. 21. In obedience to the Low of Moses, Our Lord was circumcised on the eighth day after His birth. On this occasion He was given the Name of Jesus. DELEGATE APPOINTED FOR !POST IN CHINA VATICAN CITY.  Msgr. Marie Zanin, secretary of the Supreme Gen- eral Cou.neil of Opera Pontificia di San Pietro for Native Clergy, has been named titular Archbishop of Trajanopolis in Rhodope and Apes-] relic Delegate to China, succeeding] Archbishop Celso Costantiri, who has resigned because of ill halth. J 23, 1933 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Annual Football Banquet Held W. E. Knight, captain and quarter- back of the Little Rock Catholic IIigh grid team, was re-elected to lead the 1934 squad at the ,annual football banquet held in the school gymnas- ium Monday, December 18th, by the members of the Athletic Association. Burch Raley, halfback, was elected sub-captain. The banquet was well attended by citizens of Greater Little Rock, members of the faculty, and students of the school. i ] The program was opened with a brief talk by Mr. John L. Sullivan president of the Athletic Association l who served as toastmaster. Other :speakers on the program were Mr. W. I A. ("Sport") Graham, Dr. W. F. Smith, ,Coach Joseph Scott, Capt. W. E. Knight, Mr. Ben Epstein, Sports Editor of the Arkansas Gazette, Mr. Dabbs, Mr. Carl E. Bailey, Prosecut- Attorney, Mr. Francis Jackson, Rev. Father Yeager, director of Athletics and the Rev. F,ather Healy, principal i of the school. Father Healy announced during the course af his talks that letters t would be a.warded to the following: Capt. W. E. Knight, Burch Raley, I Julian Woods, Fred Hart, Charles Mains, Ernest Boullioun, I,awrence I Kresse, Warner Sharp, Robert Sharp, Roy Paulette, Joe Oberle, George Per" beck, George Umstead, Joe Sullivan, and Joe Hart, the manager. Reserve letters will be awarded to the following: H. A. Mayer, James Massery, James Woods, George Boe- ver, William Kelone, William Grum. mer, and Robert Harrison. t The Rev. John V. Chan- McCauley, l cellor of the Diocese of. the Little Rock; and lev. J'ames P. Gaffney, Phd., Rector of St. John's Seminary, and the Rev. James E. O'Connell professor at St. John's .Seminary, were present at the banquel;. --John Pruniskt. The Father and son dinner held at the Little Rock C,atholic High School i Tuesday, December 12, was well at- tended and a full evening of enter- $ainment was provided. The mem- bers of the larent Teachers Assac: iation served the dinner. Follbwing the dinner Tango Was played ,and the Automobile Radio was given away. The Rev. Thomas J. Prcndergast was in charge of this feature and extends his thanks to those whose cooperation made the pro-am a success. Especially does he wish to thank the students of St. John's Seminary where the response was most gratifying. Mr. Edward Maloy was in charge of the sales amoung the ,Seminary students and to him is due much credit for the success of the program. ohn Prunski. The f.aculty and student body of Catholic High School wish to thank their many benefactors and to wish them and all our friends a Merry Christmas and all the blessings of this Holy Season. ECHOES FORM THE MOUNT The Commercial Club of Saint Mary's Academy held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, De cember 14, in the commercial room, with President Charlotte Whitmore, presiding. The club program., sponsor- ed by the Junior Shorthand Class, proved to be instructive as well as interesting. A number of special in- terest was that given by Billye Ma- honey entitled "Shorthand 20 Cer. turies Ago." English Bankers Approve Roosevelt Monetary Plan London.At a meeting of English notables recently Neville Chamber- lin denounced President Roosevelt's monetary plan in. terms fully as scathing ms former governor of New York, Alfred E. Smith. He was i promptly rebuked by the other mem- bers present and the leading lights I of the. Bank of England stated that] Mr. Roosevelt's plan bid fair to bring relief to the world's troubled affairs I .and 4n.augurate a period of real and permanent prosperity. POPE PIUS RADIO-MINDED Rome.His Holiness, Pope Plus, the Eleventh recently ordered that radios be installed in the 42 auto- mobiles that comprise the Vatican fleet of ears: In the ,ear dedicated to his own use, he ordered two ses, one a specially built short wave set for distance stations. 00aint3lolm's 00tmtnary ureas SECURING FOR TttE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF WORTHY ECCLESIASTICAL STUDENTS IN ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY FOR THE ARKANSAS PRIESTHOOD. Any Full Burse or Share in an Zncomplete Burse May Be I3 nated. Donations, Large or Small, Will Be Gratefull Received and Recorded. A Burse Is a Sum of Money Invested and Drawing Interest Always to Provide Board, Lodging and Tra for One Seminarian Requests for further information and the benefits shared contributors, and likewise all donationsz should be sent the Rector, The VeryReverend James P. Gaffney, Ph. Di St. John's Seminary, Little Rock ST. JOHN'S SEMINARY BURSES. COMPLETE ST. MARY'S BURSE, Hot Springs MONSIGNOR TOBIN BURSE, Little Rock ................................. ALUMNI BURSE, in Honor of St. John the Baptist ................. BISHOP BYRNE BURSE .............................................................. 5'01 INCOMPLETE BISHOP FITZGERALD BURSE .The Burse is a memorial to the Right Reverend Edward Fitzgera] second Bishop of Little Rock. From a Benefactor .................................................................... $ 50.f Pupils St. Anne's Acadamy, Fort Smith ............................. 25.G Anonymous, Hot Springs ....................................................... 50.G Anonymous, North Little Rock ............................................... 100.G Very Rev. Monsignor A. P. Gallagher, Mona, Ark .................. Anonymous ,additional sums received ........................... 2263 Anonymous, additional sums received .......................................... 43t For favors received ................................................................ Anonymous, Hots Springs ..................... : ........................................... 50.{1 Anonymous ........................................................................... 430.0 Anonymous, additional sums .................................................. 99.4 Mrs. J.J. K:eller ................................................................................. Thanksgiving Total ALUMNI BURSE IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED TRINITY This Burse is the second foundation made by the prieatt mho ordained from St. John's Seminary. It is open to the clergy and people t general who have the work and interest of the Seminary at heart. Previously acknowledged " ,,,, $ In memory of Hugh McDevitt Master Raymond Maus, Atkins, Ark. 25 In memory of Afred Frei Aptoreciation, Slovaktown, Ark. Alumnus, 1924 25 Alumnus, 1919 Alumnus, 1924 .]umnus, 1914, 19'25 Alumnus, 1928 N. N. Paragould, Ark. 1O. Alumnus, 1926 2@ Alumnus, 1927 Alumnus, 1916 1O, Friends of the Little Flower, Dixie, Ark. In memory of J'ohn M. Murray Jublee Offering, Hot Springs, Ark. In memory of Mrs. Hannah McMahon Alumnus, 1914 20 Memorial Crusade Unit ........................................ In Memory of J. M. Schwartz Alumnus, 1926 ' I0.( Total ....................................................... $ SACRED HEART BURSE Previously acknowledged $ 525,i Gratitude ............................................................ Good Counsel Holy Name Society 21L Miss M. P. Gengler, Stuttgart, Ark.._ 20. In Thanksgiving for Favors Received 26. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for Favors Receved, Morrilton For Favors Received, Clarendon, Ark. Little.Missionary Club, Stuttgart, Ark. Morrilton Friend Anonymous additonal sums received For Favors Received, Mr. L. P. Zurcher 15. A Friend, Paris, Ark. In Thanksgiving for Favors Received, M. O. H. Special Intention, Mrs. E. M. Jubilee Offering, Pocahontas, Ark. A Friend, Paris, Ark. For Petition Granted Through Little Flower 10,( St. Mary's School, Lake Village 5, For Favors received , Anoymous, additional sums 568'i Thanksgiving Thanksgiving St. Mary's School, Lake Village George Reidmuller In lqenor of Favor Received tlmough St. Anthony Thanksgiving 50.' Seminary Sunday Donation s hanksgiving, Sp. Int. Baresch Family Miss M, P. Gengler Mr. & Mrs. M. Biltz Victor Koers Anonymous General Donation Seminary 'Sunday (1982) Thanksgiving ...................... Holy Angels Academy hanksgiving Dnation (Mrs. S.) Thanksgiving Total $1 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSE The Burse is a foundation by the Arkanum State Counl' t,o S. John's Seminary in the training of oandtdat fr the priasthoo&.: Thanksgiving M. P. Gengler Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1926 ..... Arkansas K. of C. Couneila, 1927 Arkansas K. of C. Councils, 1928 Arkansas K. of C. Counds, 1929 State Counicil State Council ............ Additional sums eeeived State Counel, 1932 State Council, 1933 Total , , . 1,11 , , , #8,84: