Page 5, 12th July 1957

12th July 1957
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Page 5, 12th July 1957 — MILL HILL: 40 PRIESTS ORDAINED

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People: Godfrey
Locations: London


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AT St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, on Sunday, Archbishop Godfrey of Westminster raised 40 Deacons to the priesthood in one of the largest ordination ceremonies to be held in this country since that at the Vocation Exhibition at Olympia a few years ago. Six of the new missionary priests come from Britain, six from Ireland, and the remainder from Holland, Italy and Austria.

The new priests will not receive their appointments until after the General Chapter of St. Joseph's Missionary Society, held every 10 years, and due on July 17.

Archbishop Godfrey expressed his great pleasure in being able to ordain so many priests at one ceremony, pat ticularly as they were destined to work in the foreign missions. lie was confident, he said, that the sending of so many priests to the Missions could not fail to bring great blessings to the Church at home.

In the evening, before a great crowd of relatives and friends the new priests gathered in the chapel again to renew their oath of obedience to the Superior General and of dedication tothe work of the Foreign Missions.

Among the visitors was the Counsellor at the Austrian Embass} in London. When Fr. Hain from Austria came to this country the very first person he met at Victoria Station happened to be this gentleman, who, since he knew very little English, was able to help him on his way. The Counsellor has since followed his career with great interest and was happy to see him ordained priest. On the previous day, Bishop Craven. Auxiliary of Westminster, ordained 29 students as subdeacons.

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