have been• asked by the General Director and the Chaplains of the Catholic Teachers' Guild to wri,te to you about the scope and suggested activities of the Guild.
It was inaugurated in the early part of this year, when H.E. Cardinal Hinsley called a meeting at which he himself presided at Westminster Cathedral Hall. Those who know affirm that this was the most successful and most fatly attended meeting which has ever been held in the hall.
It was made clear by His Eminence and the various other speakers that the object of the Guild, which is under the patronage of SS. John Fisher and Thomas More, was three-fold: in the fuse place the strengthening of the spiritua4 life of the members by Guild Services and Conferences; in the second the performance of various forms of Catholic action for which teachers by their profession are particularly well fitted; and in the third mutual help of members in the practical difficulties of their profession by discussion.
After the inaugural meeting His Eminence nominated a Council and this Council met a short while ago and arranged the first conference and meeting of the Guild, which took place at S. Patrick's, Soho, on Monday, May 30, at 6 p.m., as reported in your news columns.
As the dioceses of Westminster and Southwark are both included in this Guild it is proposed, with the approval of HE. the Cardinal and His Grace Archbishop Amigo, to hold these meetings on the first Monday of each month, alternately in Westminster and Southwark, the former meetings at S. Patrick's, Soho, and the latter at the Notre Dame Convent, Southwark.
Each meeting will consist of a conference, given in S. Patrick's church or the Convent chapel, followed by a meeting, at which light refreshments will be provided, in a school or hall close by.
At these meetings some point of special interest to Catholic teachers will be discussed, and this discussion will be followed by informal talk amongst members.
The General Director and Chaplains are particularly anxious that as many Catholic teachers as possible, whether they teach in Catholic schools or not, should be enrolled, and they have authorised me to receive names and addresses.
Those wishing to join should therefore send names and addresses, together with information as to type of school in which they teach, to me.
P. THEODORE WILLIAMS, M.A., Oxon., General Secretary.
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