Many engagementsi for the Cardinal
LOOKING better than at any time since he became ill over two years ago, Cardinal Griffin has resumed his vigorous public life with a seven-day working week.
In Holy Week and at Easter, His Eminence was taking a full part in the ceremonies in Westminster Cathedral. pontificating at Mass and preaching.
One morning last week he was in Birmingham joining in the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the Mother General and 11 other members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul at Selby Park, of which he is Cardinal Protector.
The same day he was back in London to preside and speak in the evening at the annual dinner of the Catholic Doctors' Guild.
Two days later the Cardinal had an evening engagement when he presided and spoke at the dinner of the Guild of St. Francis de Sales—the organisation of Catholic authors and journalists. On Monday His Eminence was out again to bless and open the new offices of the Catholic Education Council, with another speech.
Tuesday was a particularly busy day. His Eminence was host to all the members of the Hierarchy at Archbishop's House, presided at the two sessions of their Low Week conference and in the evening held a reception in the throne room.
For practically every one of the hundreds at the reception the Cardinal had at least a few words of smiling welcome.
Wednesday was another full day with the resumed meetings of the Hierarchy, and yesterday His Eminence was presiding and making another speech at the Catholic Truth Society's annual meeting.
On Sunday afternoon the Cardinal will be speaking to schoolchildren in Westminster Cathedral, and immediately afterwards will go on to Tyburn Convent to give Benediction at the end of the Tyburn Walk.
And on Thursday he will travel down to the restored Carmelite Priory at Aylesford.