FOR the first time in 61 years, the General Chapter of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace was held this year in Britain—at Mary Ward College, Keyworth, Notts, from July 31 to August 16.
It was the 14th since the Ordere was founded in Nottingham in 1884, and was attended by 25 representatives of the two provinces in America and six from the English province.
Bishop Ellis of Nottingham celebrated the opening Mass of the Chapter, and welcomed the Sisters to the diocese where the Order began.
He spoke of the high esteem in which the Sisters were held by bishops and priests for the dedicated work they were doing in the education of children, the guiding of youth, the nursing, visiting and helping the sick and aged and those in trouble, the care of the mentally handicapped, and their other missions of charity.
Bishop Ellis presided at the election of the Superior General -now called the Sister President. Sister Hildegarde. the former Superior General. resigned her office, and Sister Louise Dempsey, from the Eastern Province of the United States, was elected Sister President.
In recent years Sister Louise has been Regional Superior of the Philippine Missions. Her two assistants, or executive councillors. Sister Ann Taylor from the Californian Mission and Sister Estelle Gilmore, were elected afterwards.
Cardinal Suenens to lecture in London
CARDINAL . Leon Josef Suenens. the Belgian Primate, has accepted an invitation from the London School, of Economics Catholic Society to speak on future developments of the Church on October 15.
Due to the size of the audience expected the lecture will be delivered at Beveridge Hall. Senate House. headquarters of London University.
Tickets are available from the Secretary, L.S.E. Catholic Society. London University Catholic Chaplaincy, 111 Gower Street, W.C.I.
I understand that the London Newman Circle plans to help the student body in sponsoring what will literally be a special flying visit from Brussels by Cardinal Suenens.