Often we don't know when we are well off.
Last week I was sorry for myself, and for all those who, like me, had to stay in London during this holiday season, when so many were away either in the country or by the seaside.
Then came the news of tornados, storms and floods causing misery to thousands of the people I had been envying!
Happier Addressing Envelopes
So after all I had been fortunate, and far happier than a number of holidaymakers, even though I had been engaged upon the very trying work of addressing envelopes!
Talking of those envelopes reminds me to ask all Ransomers who have changed their addresses since last year to send a postcard to the office at once, telling us their new address as well as their old one.
This will enable me to emend our index and address the envelopes correctly, so that they will be delivered safely, instead of coming back to the office marked " Gone away," "No address," Worth Considering
Incidentally it will save the Guild the postage fee for its return, which is something worth considering, when a lot of returns come back.
In case you can't remember it off-hand the address of the Guild is 29, Portugal Street, London, W.C.2.
Please let us have that postcard. Several of my readers have been interested in the outpost of the Faith, that
wrote about a few weeks ago, and sent me offerings towards the cost of the chapel that must be built now, seeing that the converted rooms of the bungalow that have done duty for a chapel hitherto have become too small.
Congregation Too Large Or rather the number of Catholics discovered, and the number of converts, have made the congregation too large.
But the suni I have in hand is nothing like enough to build the chapel, and I should be very grateful to hear from any who have any money they can be generous with.
It is a real adventure of faith, for my friendt went there in a truly apostolic spirit, with no resources behind him, and even though the congregation has increased., it is not nearly big enough to provide the money necessary to build a chapel.
Converts Finding Their Way As the result of his brave faith, Catholics. are able to practise their religion in two places now, where before they were without any means of doing so, and converts are finding their way into the Church. .This is surely an effort well worthy of support from outside.
Those who live in close touch with a, church, or perhaps with several as in London, and who have all their spiritual needs supplied, may well stretch out a hand to help a priest struggling single-handed to minister to souls over a large district in the. country.
JOHN H. FILMER.