Page 15, 25th November 1938

25th November 1938
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Page 15, 25th November 1938 — HOLY CHILD Tells Tales About Fr. Martindale

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HOLY CHILD Tells Tales About Fr. Martindale

" There must be unity among Catholics," Cardinal Hinsley demanded when he opened the Holy Child Settlement Bazaar at 11, Cavendish Square, Friday afternoon.

"We are all members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we must help one another, work together.

"In the past many Catholic organisations have failed because there has not been that charity and unity that Catholicism demands.

"In the first centuries of Christianity it was said by the pagans: 'See how these Christians love one another.' That spirit of Christianity in which there were no class or social divisions, must be lived today."

Can't Stop Fr. Martindale Working

The Cardinal praised the work that Fr. Martindale had given the Holy Child Settlement, and asked that the bazaar be generously supported in order to mark an appreciation of this work.

The Cardinal said how thankful he was that Fr. Martindale was recovering from his sickness, but "now I can't keep him quiet. He insists on working. I think I shall have to threaten him with every penalty I can imagine if he stirs out of his nursing home during the next three months . . ."

Elastic Purses

" Elastic walls and elastic purses " were what the Cardinal prescribed as means of doubling the receipts of last year's bazaar which reached, what seemed to your reporter, who has had but short experience of bazaardom, the colossal height of 1630.

The bazaar was declared opened, and the people who crowded the hall began a leisurely round of the stalls at which small sailor boys (stuffed), small kittens (alive). bed-jackets beribboned, scent, soap, chocolate, jams, calendars, Christmas cards. flowers, were just a few of the things to be sold.

Autong those who were on the platform were the Countess of Denbigh, the Rev. Mother Provincial of the Society of the Holy Child, I/i8m:rite:4e Encom be, Vicomptesse de la Panonse, Comptesse C. de Sails, Lady Lamb, Miss Clara Bowring, Miss Mary Towsey, Miss G. Newman, Mrs. Spencer Bull, the Rev.

Francis Devas, S.J., Very .W. 11. M1111ster (Cong.Oritt.). the Rev. Richard Fairloill, Mgr. Valentine Elwes, Miss L. Towsey.

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