Ampleforth Abbot's installation:
THREE, bishops and eleven abbots attended the installation ceremony of the new abbot of Ampleforth, Abbot Basil Hume (40) last week.
The ceremony was conducted in the Abbey Church at Ampleforth by Bishop Brunner of Middlesbrough, in the presence of Bishop Dwyer of Leeds, Bishop Foley of Lancaster, Abbot Herbert Byrne, Abbot Alexius Chamberlain, and the Abbots of Downside, Belmont, Fort Augustus,
Buckfast, Mount St. Bernard, Nunraw, Prinknash, and Caldcy.
Also present were: The Prior of Quarr, the Sub-Prior of Worth, the Fr. Provincials of the Jesuits and the Dominicans, Mgr. Gordon Wheeler (Westminster), Mgr. Alfred Githey (Cambridge fOniversity Chaplaincy), the Chapter of Middlesbrough Cathedral and most of the parish priests of the diocese. Bishop Brunner of Hexham and Newcastle was represented by Canon D. O'Donovan.
The newly installed abbot is the eldest son of the late Sir William Hume, Newcastle heart specialist. He was ordained priest in 1950, and has spent the last 12 years at Ampteforth, teaching in the school and serving the parishes of the neighbourhood.
Coach pilgrims to pray for Dowry of Mary
THIRTY shrines of Our Lady in twenty-two counties will be covered by the eleventh Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage, which is being organized by the Catholic Association. Transport will be by motorcoach.
The Pilgrimage takes place between August 31 and September 9 under the spiritual directorship of Fr. I1. W. R. Lillie SI, and costs in all thirty guineas. The intention of the pilgrimage is to ask Our Lady's intercession for the Conversion of England.
The proposed itinerary begins at Westminster Cathedral, and takes in among other places, Aylesford, Storrington, Glastonbury, Prinknash, Coventry. Stoneyhurst. York and Walsingham. returning to Westminster Cathedral via Sudbury and Willesden.
Hall may he school, too
By J. Coggan
A CATHOLIC hall, which .".Bishop Ellis of Nottingham is to bless in August for use as a temporary church at Mackworth, Derbyshire. may also serve as a school. if an appeal to the Derbyshire County Education Committee is allowed.
If so, it would be used as an annexe to St. Mary's Primary School, Derby. pending a reorganization of Catholic school accommodation in the area. The proposed annexe will provide, in the first instance, a one-form entry infant school.