NUNS of a Catholic missionary order are to offer low-cost country holidays in Kent to victims of multiple sclerosis, a disease affecting the nervous system causing progressive paralysis, and their relatives.
The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa will invite members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and their relatives for short periods of convalescence or holiday at Mary's Mead Convent, at Godden Green, Sevenoaks. They are quoting a special rate of 10 gas. a week inclusive.
Mr. A. C. Waine, general secretary of the society, said: "Our members and their relations often need a 'home from home' very badly. We are very grateful to the nuns for their generous offer. The society hopes to find £1,000 to instal a lift so that wheelchair eases can also stay there-at the moment it is suitable only for ambulant cases." Bookings are being handled by the Case Secretary, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 10 Stratford Road. London, W.8.
Monk's exhibition at Liverpool
AN exhibition depicting the
life and story of the Benedictine community, mounted by an Ampleforth monk, which was shown last year in Coventry Cathedral, will be seen in a new and enlarged version in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral from Ascension Day to Whit Monday.
It will open with a united service in the cathedral at which the preacher will he the Abbot of Ampleforth, and a closing service will be held on Whit Monday in Liverpool Metropolitan (Catholic) Cathedral. at which the preacher will be Dr. Gordon Rupp, President designate of the Methodist Conference
CTS designs new display unit
ITHE Catholic Truth Society -t is introducing a new design of its "silent salesman" in the form of a revolving dualpurpose display unit at the end of this month. Called the "Thomas More." it will be available for sale to parish priests and box-tenders for the sale and display of Society pamphlets throughout the country and overseas.
The unit will hold 64 standard-size pamphlets and with the addition of a hollow steel tube expansion rod can be used either on the ground or on a table. A strong steel money-box is an optional extra.
BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT, the charity organisation which has its headquarters in Nelson Square, London, S.E.1, is looking for a toyrnaker to teach its blind how to make toys from fur fabric. The settlement has been offered a quantity of fur by a London firm, but it has agreed to accept only if a volunteer toymaker can be found.