The Mission House at Steyl. writes our correspondent in Holland, which is the mother-house of the Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.), was en fete on Sunday, as that afternoon another contingent of missionary priests and brothers has received the mis.sion cross and soon will be scat tered all over the world, working in British India, New Guinea. China, Japan, the Americas, the Philippines and other different outposts of the Church. The ceremonies, which lasted through Friday. Saturday ane Sunday. have been magnificent.
On Friday, during the preliminary retreat, there was the solemn ceremony of the renewal of vows before the Superior General, who has come from Rome for the occasion. The village is decorated, the church and grounds are in gala dress, and the presence of hundreds of visitors and relations corning to say good-bye to sons and brothers makes this annual departure of the missionaries a very solemn and im essive scene.