ANEW batch of the short films made in Spain for Fr. Peyton's Family Rosary Crusade is to be launched here with a showing to be attended by Archbishop Cardinale, the Apostolic Delegate, at Kensington Town Hall on Monday.
There will be another showing on Sunday, March 30, in Westminster Cathedral Hall, when it is hoped that Cardinal Heenan will be present.
The films are simple illustrations of the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary. Of the three.I saw, much the most impressive was the Crucifixion. The ones on the Nativity and the Agony in the Garden are more stereotyped in old-fashioned realistic style.
Appropriately bolder, more imaginative techniques are found for the Crucifixion, both in the dramatic treatment of close-up, foreground characters and colourful crowd, with even quite resourceful use of the Roman soldiers' red tunics.
By bringing to life the background of the Mysteries, the hope and aim is to provide material for meditation on the Rosary, and the success of Fr. Peyton's Crusade testifies to the efficacy of his methods. Dubbing of the Spanish cast into the usual Anglo-American may be found disconcerting,. but only momentarily, and the films have been devised with welcome discretion so that, for example, Our Lord is never shown full-face and speaking. The 16mm. films. as and when they reach this country, may be booked for showing in church or school halls, etc., from the Little Way Association at 119 Cedars Road, London, S.W.4. F.B.L.
Summer school in catechetics
THE National Catechetical Centre will hold its annual summer school at St. Peter's College, Saltley, Birmingham, from August 30 to September 5.