The second monthly conference of the Catholic Teachers' Guild was held on Monday, July 4, at the Convent of Notre Dame, Southwark.
Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark, gave the address and began by asking the prayers of members for the father of Dr. Winham, Chaplain for Southwark, who is seriously ill.
His Grace then welcomed the Guild to his diocese and said how pleased he was that it had chosen for its patrons those two fine Englishmen, SS. John Fisher and Thomas More.
In St. John we had the example of a real pastor, standing up for Truth when many of his fellow-bishops were taking the easier course: in St. Thomas we had the zealous layman, facing the question, " God or the king," and answering it unhesitatingly, " God first."
The work of teachers, His Grace went on, is a difficult work, but the Catholic Teachers' would, with the inspiration and intercession of their glorious patrons, make the motto, God first, the rule for all their work, for there was never a time when this work was more important than now, when the world was full of godlessness.
After the conference, Benediction was given, and the members adjourned to the hall for tea.