Page 5, 21st April 1944

21st April 1944
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Page 5, 21st April 1944 — Y.C.W. MEET AT STONYHURST

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Locations: Birmingham, Salford, Preston


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Stonyhurst College was this Low Week-End the scene of the National Study . Days of the Young Christian Workers Movement. 150 picked delegates represented sections in all but three of the dioceses of England, ate] %vele joined by six leaders of the Scottish Y.C.W. The Bishop of Salford it needed.

Despite a hard night of travel theY began early on Saturday morning a three-days course of concentrated study. Under the leadership of the National President, John Miles, the leaders discussed the method and technique of the movement, the motel problems of the young workers and the next Y.C.W. campaign. Lectures were given. by Fr. G. Rimmer, the National E.A., Fr. 0. Corboy, Middlesbrough .E.A.. Fr. E. Mitchinson. London E.A., Leo Brown, Y.C.W., of Preston, and John Murtagh, Y.C.W., of Birmingham.

Reports given on the progress, work and growth of serilons have falsified the gloomy phophestes of those who foretold that the Y.C.W. could not survive the continual loss of leaders to the Forces. It was evident that trained lads of seventeen could make first-class militants. Since the war the number of sections igas been trebled and the delegates, typical ivorking lads, gave evidence, both in their own sincerity and the reports given. of the conquering power of the Y.C.W.

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