All Saints' Colleges, affiliated with the University of Leeds, are planning a multidisciplinary course on "The Care of the Handicapped" to bring together those with special expertise in medicine, social care and education.
They have already established an annual lecture on the subject of the handicapped in memory of Stanley Segal, the former Principal of Ravenswood Village for the Mentally Handicapped. In delivering the lecture, Dr Thomas , Weihs, of the Rudolf Steiner Camphill Schools, stressed that tending the handicapped was not a one-way relationship: the handicapped were capable of giving as well as receiving. He added that in a world intent on buying man's labour or affection, we could learn from the indiscriminate affection and total lack of moneys sense of the mogol.
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Mare than 10,000 people from all over Scotland joined the Catholic hierarchy at a pilgrimage on Sunday in honour of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland at Carfin Grotto. Lanarkshire.
Cardinal Gordon Gray of St Andrews and Edinburgh led the other bishops in offering a special Mass.
Dr C:oggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, visited Oxford Polytechnic recently to meet Christianpublishers from the Third World studying aspects of publishing in the college's. department of design. Each year a group of students is sponsored by "Feed the Minds" an organisation whose title was invented by Dr Coggan some 13 years ago and whose function is to bring together in joint action organisations active in the development of Christian literature overseas.
A 24-hour Vigil of Hope and Prayer for Truth and Freedom will be held in St Martin in the Fields Church, London, from 8 am next Thursday to 8 am on Friday to remember and pay tribute to those who have struggled and died for justice in South Africa. During the vigil, short devotional addresses will be given by Bishop David Konstant, Bishop in Central London, Bishop Trevor II uddleston, Anglican Archbishop cf Stepney and others.
More than 1,200 young people gathered at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, on Whit Sunday for a day of prayer and reflection. The day, which was the first ecumenical youth event of its kind to be held in Essex wasted by Cardinal Hume and Bishop John Trill°, Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford. Bishop Casey of Brentwood was also present at the event, which was held on the site where 1,300 years ago St Cedd, the Apostle of Essex, built his church and set out to make Christ known in the surrounding country. The London Irish Festival will be held in Roundwood Park, Willesden, London, NWIO, on July 3 from midday until 6.30 pm. Dana, Big Tom and The Travellers and many other well-known artists will take part in the festival, which last year raised LI 5,000 for charity.
The Ilth Catholic World Congress of the Press will be held in ViennaHofburg from October 10 to 16. Cardinal Konig of Vienna will concelebrate the opening Mass at the congress. Details from Sckretariat, 11 Katholischer Weltkongreh der Presse, c/o Interconvention, Kinderspitalgasse 5, A-1090, Vienna.
The Bradford Catholic Players will celebrate their golden jubilee with a special Mass concelebrated by Bishop Wheeler of Leeds and Bishop Moverly, Auxiliary of Leeds, at St Joseph's Church, Parington Street, Bradford at 5pm next Thursday. The Players, a charitable organisation raising money through musical shows and concerts, produced their first show "A Nautical Knot" at St Joseph's in November, 1927. More recent productions have included "Guys and Dolls" and "The Grand Duchess" which raised more than £500 for charity.
The Girl Guides Association held three open days at their Commonwealth Headquarters in London this week. They were organised to coincide with the Royal Jubilee and also marked the diamond jubilee of the Ranger Guide Section. Exhibitions included a display of photographs of the Queen; Princess Margaret, President of the Girl Guides Association; and other members of the Royal Family when they were Brownies, Guides or Rangers.
A public meeting entitled "Alcoholism—and a Road to Recovery" will be held at St George's Church Centre, Bridge Street West, New Town, Birmingham, on June 16 at 7pm. The meeting has been arranged by Alcoholics Anonymous, and speakers include Dr M. M. Gant Members of the medical, nursing, police and social services will be particularly welcome.
Heenan House, a new wing of St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney,' London, was opened by Cardinal Hume this week. The centre provides residential rehabilitation and resettlement facilities for the physically handicapped, and short-term periods of residence for handicapped people who need occasional residential rare.
A Mass of Thanksgiving for the centenary of the foundation of the Institute of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and for the canonisation of their founders and St Raphaela was concelebrated by Cardinal Hume and 30 priests at the Church of Our Lady, Ltsson Grove, • St John's Wood, London, last week.