Miss Maude Petre, the writer of religious history and controversy, died suddenly in London last' week at the age of 79.
Born in 1863, she was a granddaughter of the eleventh Lord Petre. She was one of the founders of Westminster Cathedral. She is best known, however, for the part she played in the famous Modernist controversy in which she was closely associated with figures like Fr. Tyrrell, Abbe Bieniond, Baron von litigel. In a large number of writings, notably the editing of the Autobiography and Life of Tyrrell, My Way of Faith and the letters of von fitigel and Tyrrell, she made clear her own position. Despite the ,difficulties of her theological position, Miss Petre remained a Catholic throughout her
The Late W. A. MacKenzie, K.S.G.
" A HUMBLE MAN," SAYS BISIIOP MYERS.
The worldwide appeal of the Save the Children Fund was emphasised by Bishop Myers in a panegyric at the Requiem Mass for William Andrew MacKenzie, K.S.G., at Westminster Cathethal on December 17. Mr. MacKenzie was the chief official of the 'Save the Children International Union for nearly twenty years and an honorsly member of the Council of the Save the Children Fund of London. The Mass was sung in the presence of the Cardinal Archbishop by Mgr. Canon Jackman, an old friend of MacKenzie.
The Save the Children Fund, said the Bishop, should be supported by ,very Catholic and every Christian. Its relief for all suffering children was in accord with our Divine Master's wishes and in the years which he devoted to the furtherance of this work MacKenzie had spent himself without stint. No one, said the Bishop, would have been more surprised than MacKenzie himself if he had been told that his death would be followed by a Requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral in the presence of the Cardinal Archbishop.
His humility was real and he knew life and its difficulties; he had a keen appreciation of the insignificance of man in this world and, particularly of the insignificance of William Andrew MacKenzie. Yet he was a great man, not only in himself but in the work he had done, and his life was a life that should be something of an inspiration to all of us.
THE POPE'S PRAYER Through the Apostolic Delegate to Great Britain, the Cardinal Secretary of State has cabled, to the Save the Children Fund, the following message which was delayed in transmission: On occasion Requiem Mass MaeKenaie, His Holiness prays eternal rest former secretary general Save the Children Internetiooal Union, whose charitable work assures him Divine Mercy.—Ca rd in al Maglionie."