By a Staff Reporter TO the chip-chip of a woodcarver's chisel working on a statue of the Sacred Heart, and the last minute pinning of a card to a statue of Our Lady by the African sculptor Roy Atkins, the Catholic Way of Life Exhibition—the third and last to be arranged by the Festival of Britain Catholic Committee—was opened on Friday in Westminster Cathedral Hall by Mgr. Canon Collingwood.
The Catholic Way of Life theme is much harder to portray than the Missions or Vestments arid Plate which preceded it. There are very few solid exhibits to catch the eye and imagination.
The Apostleship of the Sea shows equipment for saying Mass at Sea. The gay red and grey streamlined barrow of the C.T.S. is there, and a drawing by "Dicky Doyle," the famous Punch artist, of Cardinal Manning saying his first Mass.
Down the centre of the hall a
number of panels—some with pictorial illustrations—show the aims, work and conditions of membership of the main lay societies, and a line of tables laden with free literature stands across the hack of the hall.
As a " frame " for the exhibits the Festival Committee is showing again the panels from the Catholic England Exhibition during the Hierarchy Centenary Congress.
GRAIL IN ACTION The. nightly lectures and " staged" meetings are proving an attraction. Among next week's events will be Yr. More O'Ferrall on the Apostleship of the Sea (Wednesday) and on Thursday a Grail meeting in progress will be staged by members.
1 here arc two changes in the advertised programme. Miss Mary Nev will speak on the Catholic Stage Guild tomorrow, and Mr. Alan Rye will speak on the forthcoming production of "The Dream of Gerontius" on Monday.