IN THE STEPS OF EDMUND CAMPION
AHUNDRED students of Osterley, Middlesex, the house of studies for late vocations, went on pilgrimage last week to Lyford Grange in honour of BI. Edmund Campion and the others of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
Mass was sung in the cobblestoned courtyard, just outside the upper room where BI. Edmund Campion said his last Mass on July 23, 1581. Archbishop King, Bishop of Portsmouth, preached, and prayers were recited in English for Queen Elizabeth II.
After a picnic lunch, the students went on the Stoner Park, where Benediction was given in the 14th century chapel used by BI. Edmund Campion and other martyrs.
On Sunday, June 26, a procession will start at 3.30 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Bridget. Isleworth, and will go past Busch Corner where BI. James Claxton and BI. Thomas Felton, 0.F.M., were executed on August 28. 1588. A reliquary containing relics of some of the Forty Martyrs will be carried in the procession.
Accompanying the procession will be a loud-speaker car from which Fr. Clement Tiger, S.J., will give a commentary on some of the Isleworth martyrs, including BI. Richard Reynolds, whose statue will be carried in the procession, which will end with open-air Benediction in the grounds of Gumley House.
The annual triduum at Westminster Cathedral in honour of Bl. John Southworth and the English Martyrs starts on Sunday. June 26, with evening Mass at 7 p.m. and Mass on the Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. The annual pilgrimage to Launceston, Cornwall, in honour of Bl. Cuthbert Mayne, who was martyred there in 1577, the first Douai priest and the first convert clergyman to die for the faith, will be held on Sunday, June 26. It will be led by Bishop Restieaux of Plymouth, and Fr. Philip Caraman, vice-postulator of the Forty Martyrs' cause, will preach.
The following additional petitions have been requested: Anne W. (cancer); Brother B., O.F.M. (cancer); Mr. J. G. for his daughter (crippled for 20 years); Mr. N. S. for his father-in-law (incurable chronic nephritis); Mrs. H. for her sister's grandchild, aged one (a wasting disease); Miss E. F. for a colleague (pulmonary tuberculosis) and her mother (diabetic gangrene). Mrs. M. G. for her niece and Godchild (dying of cancer of the lung); Miss M. P. for a brother (T.B.); herself (osteo-arthritis), and a brother (arthritis in spine and hips); Miss J. S. (bad legs and feet); Mrs. M. M. for her grandson (sight of one eye). Miss M. M. V. for Angela aged 12 (slipped femur) and Sara aged eight (mongol); M. P. B. (bad nerve headaches); Mr. P. B. for his second cousin Simon, aged one (cannot sit up or move his limbs); Miss W. W.. a decendarit of Ven. George Beesley (disseminated sclerosis); Miss A. C. for her sister (incurable chest trouble). Miss M. H. for her mother (two